Everyone’s got an opinion on when to wean kids from the breast or the bottle. Some women do right after the lactation consultant leaves their recovery room. Others wait until they go back to work. There are those who hold out until introducing solids around six months, whereas many like the nice round number of 1 year.
Getting into toddler breastfeeding territory can get dicey, depending on surrounding attitudes, but this is also where the fun really begins. Various signals to wean include a full mouth of teeth, dexterity for unbuttoning tops, talking. “When she can ask for it is when it’s time to stop,” breastfeeding moms hear (and say) over and over again.
Mother of two, Sharon Nesbit-Davis, writes about how she knew it was time to stop breastfeeding her son. Public shame had a little to do with it, but not that kind that spurs lactivism at the shopping mall.
Rather, while she was taking a much-needed nap, she heard her son yell, “I want mommy’s breasts.” In a full house. Of football-watching guys.
How did you decide enough was enough?