When my DS was about 4 months old, the conversation of how long to breastfeed came up b/w DH and I. He said he assumed I would only bf for 6 to 9 months. This really surprised me! I said, "well do you want to switch to formula then? Because he can't have cow's milk until he's 12 months old!" He said "oh, I guess not...". We've just started introducting solids a few weeks ago, and DS hasn't been really "eager" for solids like he is for the boob (he grabs at my shirt or rubs his face in my boobs when he's hungry or tired, lol). My DH keeps saying I need to offer him more solids so he doesn't want bm so much. I was not impressed. He said, "well how long are you going to bf him for, until he's 18???" I said "no, just until he's 8!!".
My goal is to go at least over a year (I'm already past 6 months ), and preferably up to 2 years. I think this is a realistic goal, and all the info our health region gives out recommends bfing at least 2 years. I've pointed this out to DH, but he just seems reluctant. Maybe it's a little disturbing to him to see a baby grabbing for my boobs, but I'm not really sure what his issue is. Has anyone else's DH been reluctant for extended bfing? And how did you get past this? I know in the end it is my decision, not his, but we try to make most parenting decisions together and I really want him to be on board with me. Thanks for your input!