M is working on ten months this month….ten months old! Yikes, how did we get here? I always had in my head that I would definitely BF until a year and then wean when M wanted to (that was my heart's perfect plan so long as we had a good BFing relationship). Because of his aversion to the bottle and me running back and forth like a crazy person to and from work to nurse him throughout the day, I was so relieved to be getting so close to a year so I would feel less obligated to come home to nurse him (which I still do. I make my work schedule and will work in 2-3 hour chunks, come home to nurse him and leave again)
The thing is, this
article has me not wanting to stop nursing M during the day if he doesn't want to (please, this isn't a BFing debate, just my thoughts and logistics about it). That pretty much just means that work will be no less crazy. Which I'm willing to do because I love nursing him and he still loves it too.
Once he hits a year, do I try to cut out any feedings and substitute real food? How do I make sure he's getting enough eating practice and not getting too much BM? Is that even possible…too much BM?
We see the pediatrician on 2/14 and plan to ask these questions too.
I'll nurse M until he says "yo Ma, where's my backpack? time for junior high" :-D But how do I divide it between nursing and real food?