Do you have a vague idea of when you'll stop doing these things?
If anyone asks how long I'm planning to BF, I always say until at least 6 months and the same with co-sleeping. I don't have any idea beyond that. Ideally, I'd like to wait until Amber decides she's ready. On the other hand, I'm not sure how comfortable I'd be BFing a 4 year old! (I don't think there's anything wrong with that btw, not looking to start a debate, please!)
The co-sleeping thing is another issue; I don't mind sharing our bed until she's ready to leave but I don't think my OH would be happy if it went on for too long!
I'd feel incredibly guilty if I made her stop BFing or leave our bedroom before she'd like to, so I'm torn over what I'll do in the future.
Are you going to allow your LO's to decide when they're ready or will you decide for them?
I never thought i'd last this long BF-ing, initially i thought if i made it to christmas it would be a miracle, now i'm nearly there i think i'll continue until he is 6 months... providing he doesn't decide he needs real food sooner?!
Same as Squirmsmum, Adrian wont take a bottle so i'll have to get him to use a cup... I bought a Doidy cup, just dont know what to put in it at the moment .
Both my kids are still BF (they are 28 and 15 months). DS has been in his own bed in his own room since he was STTN at 10 months old. DD is 15 months old and still co-sleeping. TBH, DH is getting a little over it. I'll probably start working a bit harder on her to STTN and move to her own bed soon. But if she resists, I won't force it. As for how long I will BF -- hopefully self weaning. Though I might change my mind as they get older. I'll let them go to at least 2.5 years old, though, as that is the youngest "natural" age for a human baby to self wean.
Im just going with the flow, BF is going well and im proud of myself for going this far so I will continue, I really enjoy it and so does he.. I will miss that look of pure bliss on his face when we give up!
I am currently working on transitioning Lily out of my bed into a bedside co-sleeper and I plan to work on transitioning her to her own room around 6 months. I am still going to let her kind of lead the process because I want her to feel secure wherever she is and if it takes from 6 months to 2 years to get her totally comfortable with sleeping on her own, then I'm (sort of) okay with that.
my mother who is so anti bfing bf my little brother until he was around 2 if not longer... I'm not sure i'd go that long.. but like ^pp said I didn't think I'd make it this long.. I figure once she starts solids and a sippy cup we'll slowly decrease the amount of milk.. but if she doesn't want to I'll continue to express for her while I'm at work. no biggie
As far as the co sleeping.. when she starts sleeping through the night I'll consider placing her in her own bed... Ithink sometimes I co-sleep for me a little ( I enjoy her cuddling next to me.. It's so cute! )
I didn't manage to BF my first son so I never imagined I would get this far. I mostly just do an evening BF now and will stop when the time seems right, maybe around 18 months. I cut down the day feeds when I went back to work at a year and then the morning feed dropped naturally a few months ago.
I have to combo feed, but I will allow my LO to decide when he is done with the BFing. I also only ever partially coslept. I'd take him into bed with me in the morning to nurse while I dozed for a while longer. He was waking at 5:30 for a feed and then wanting to be up for the day. Once he starting going back to sleep after eating I was able to stop cosleeping in the mornings. That was around 18 months or so.
He's 21 months and we BF anywhere from 0-2 times in a day.
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