Dd 13 months breastfeeds a lot still. It's hard to know what's normal as most people I know haven't breastfed past 12 months. My mother in law breastfed all her children till exactly nine months and then used breastmilk/formula in a cup and weaned by 12 months. She obviously beleives this is the best way and was told this a zillion years ago by her child health clinic . My mum breastfed me for 2 years and says I was always a fussy/picky eater so she let me breastfeed after meals etc.. but the thing is both my mum and mil think dd is breastfeeding too often still. And that I need to introduce her to drinking from a cup and I should be offering her more food in the day. Its really hard because like my son, she grazes on food but is not a big eater yet. She also asks for the breast a LOT. Daycare comments that she drinks water (from her straw sippy which she likes) but doesn't eat like the other babies. As soon as I pick her up she frantically throws herself at my chest and god forbid I need to do the grocery shopping after work!!
Sorry for the long post but what do you think? How often does a baby this age need the boob? Is this the age to go from demand feeding to saying no sometimes? She actually says "mum boob" so I think this freaks people out.
Does it make any difference that she is teeny tiny and I worry that if I deny her a breastfeed she will fade away? Lol.
Also is it normal for her to have turned breastfeeding into an extreme sport? She lifts her leg over her head and moves into all sorts of weird spots. It's entertaining but I'm not sure why she is doing it?
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