Last night my husband and I were having a conversation about our December Disney trip. It went a little something like this:
Me – We will have to figure out Griffin’s feeding schedule and plan our parks and meals around that.
Jeremy – Well he won’t be breastfeeding by then, so it should be a lot easier.
Me – What do you mean, he won’t be breastfeeding?
I’m sure you can see where this might have headed. What I envisioned weaning is concerned is that Griffin would wean naturally – he will let me know when it’s time to move past breastmilk. His afternoon liquid meals may drop, but morning and dinner will certainly remain the same for much longer than a year, right? I mean, he’s almost 9 months old right now. Surely not that much is going to change in 4 months.
But Jeremy had other ideas. He said he didn’t know a single mom who breastfed their children past a year. Of course, I pulled out a laundry list of ladies that I knew for certain did just that – well after the year mark, for that matter.
So what are your thoughts? Did you – or are you planning to – breastfeed your child for more than what most would consider “normal”? If so, how did your family and friends handle it? And were there any benefits or downsides for choosing to go against mainstream?
I would LOVE to hear your two cents!