So the questions have started.
To me and to Joey.
I get them on Facebook.
"Are you still breastfeeding?"
Joey got them from his family on Thanksgiving.
"How long is she planning on doing that?"
And the answer is always the same - whether its coming from me or from Joey -
until he is done.
My son is ONLY 11 months old (tomorrow). It is NO WHERE near time to wean him. The question irks me because you never hear some one ask - "Are you still feeding him formula? When are you going to stop that?" Formula apparently is not taboo but feeding my child as nature intended is.
We have decided, AS A FAMILY, that weaning will come whenever Jellybean decides he is done. That may be at 12 months, 18 or he may be well past three years old. We don't know what the timing will be but we do know that it won't be traumatic for him.
Right now? I am his comfort, his safety, His break when he needs things to slow down. He knows my smell. My touch. Just the right position for burrowing into me. He knows I will laugh if he latches on from up above or blows raspberries on me.
He is the one calling the shots here. Not me. He will decide when he is done.
And everyone else will just have to deal with it!