Lil’ B is now 17 months and 3 days old and is still proudly breastfeeding a few times a day. While she’s with the sitter during the day she gets regular cows milk, water, or juice but when she’s home with me she usually asks for mommy!
I started offering her sippy cups when we are having meals or when we go out in public – just because it’s easier than dealing with questions over breastfeeding my toddler. While I’m extremely proud of where I am today I’m not really in the mood to defend my right as a mother and provider.
Next week hubby and I will be traveling without the kiddos for 4 days – and I’m wondering if I should officially wean? This morning while she was breastfeeding she reached for her sippy cup that happened to be sitting next to the bed! She would alternate between the two – boob and sippy – until it was time to get up and dressed for another day. It was kinda funny actually to see her holding the sippy while nursing! She thinks she’s a big girl when she gets her cup but I love our special time together.
I’ve tried NOT offereing mommy milk unless she asks – which by the way involves a toddler PULLING my shirt off until she finds the goods! I know she’ll be fine without it but I wonder if I should continue to pump while we are away? Will she still look for it when we get back? Will she be sad or angry if her fountain is closed? Or will she be like her brother and never look back.
I think mommy might be the one to take weaning hardest – this is my last baby – my last nursling!
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