I had every intention of weaning my child at one year. Breastfeeding while working had been burdensome and I dreamed of the days that my body would be fully mine again. Then my son became very sick and had to be hospitalized for days. The only thing I could do for him was offer the breast, and it was a huge comfort as he underwent endless tests. After that I realized that I could feed him just in the morning and before bed, and wouldn’t need to pump ever again. Since my supply fit perfectly with whatever demand we worked out, it wasn’t such a burden. I ended up breastfeeding him until he was two. I’m glad I did it as long as I did, and was also at peace with my decision to stop.
Are you trying to make up your mind about how long to breastfeed? Are you glad you weaned when you did or wished you would have continued? Are you successfully breastfeeding your toddler? Please share your wisdom with our other readers who may be pregnant or in the early stages of motherhood! (and please be gentle–there can be a lot of judgement either way on this one.)