my lo never took a bottle or wouldnt take pumped milk from a sippy, so i ended up ebf without any of that and it has worked fine for us. i had planned at weaning around a year but she is very attached and im trying not to force the issue. we are down to bedtime and sometimes a middle of the night. i would love to stop but right now im hoping she does it on her own. my family gives me SUCH a hard time about this. (mother and sisters mostly) just as they have the whole time i have ebf. my sisters do not have kids so i dont really listen to them, and my mother had kids around the time that formula was "the thing"
they are always saying things like "she is going to nurse to kindergarten" or "you need to wean her" or "let her cry to sleep"
i usually just ignore their comments, and i know its my choice to keep bfing if i want, but does anyone else have unsupportive families when it comes to this type of thing? how do you handle it? does it bother you?
dh is pretty good about it, he makes comments every now and then about how she needs to be weaned but 99% of the time he doesnt say anything because he knows its my choice and ill wean when im ready.