I nursed my son for 15 1/2 months.
I enjoyed every moment except for the first 4. The first four were hard.
After that, I loved it. I felt very connected to my son through nursing.
It was something very special between us that only I could provide him. It was him that decided to wean not me.
Around 15 months, he began biting. I read everything I could on biting. I did what everyone said, nothing worked.
I finally had to accept that the very final reason listed on every article on biting might be our truth – sometimes a biting baby means they are ready to wean. This was very true for my son.
I, however, was not ready. More about that later.
Weaning before 1 could and probably is a very different experience. Weaning a baby that isn’t ready to wean would also be a very different experience.
So, I am going to share my lessons and how I did it. I provide no guarantee.
While my son was ready, he wasn’t happy with the change. Also, we co-sleep. So, that made it more complicated.