It's now 17 months and I feel fortunate to be able to still BF my DD. It's one thing when the critics are friends, mortified strangers staring at you, or even the pediatric NP who gave a glare when told. However, I'm also getting from the DH and his mother.
I've stopped pumping for a couple of months thinking that would start a slow wean but I still seem to have a good enough supply for morning, afterwork, and nighttime feeds (she is eating solids well as well). DD also is off the bottle and will not drink breastmilk from anywhere but the source. She often nurses for comfort, which is fine when I'm around but with 50-65 hour work weeks the DH feels that he's being set up because as he says "there's no boob" to calm her down and that she has no self soothing skills otherwise. BTW, she usually does fine in daycare, at least they have not expressed any such concerns.
I'm not in a hurry at this point to wean but am wondering if I'm allowing DD to be too dependent on BF for comfort at her age.
As for the mother-in-law, any advice to establish boundaries are moot, she is loving but terribly intrusive and have not won that battle and likely never will.
Anyone in similar situations and/or can help me figure out what I might need to change?
my little queen born 6/2/09