I was planning to wean my daughter this summer. If things would have gone the way I planned, she would be weaned over the Canada day weekend and the following week. I'd go with the Jay Gordon's method, and hope for a slow but certain transition to her won bed with no mama milk. Well, things happen. Things sometimes happen the way you absolutely do not want them to happen. And so, the happiness seeped out slowly from my summer. What was left was the constant realization how quickly things can change. I suddenly understood, that I simply cannot go through with this. I love nursing my daughter. I love to put her to sleep every night - I read her poems while she nurses. I cannot imagine taking this away from either of us and so I will not wean.
I don't know for how long our nursing will go on and I'm sure that I will eventually decide to wean again. Though I hope that it will be HER decision and it will be a slow and gradual process and not a sudden ban imposed by tired mommy. All that I know - it is not the time yet. And I'm happy about that.
I'm a little late with this, but still almost on time for the International Breastfeeding Week :) PLease note that it says - WHO recommends exclusive breastfeeding until a baby is six months old, and continued breastfeeding with the addition of nutritious complementary foods for up to two years or beyond. So that's where we are - BEYOND!