I got my silver boobies yesterday! For those unclear on what that means, let me explain. I have been BF’ing exclusively for 6 months. I am not sure but I dont think you can get gold till a year. Elijah loves to eat, he has never had a problem with latching at all. Day 1 he was perfect and nursing all the time and thats the problem.
This is Elijah on Day 3, already loving eating with the Boppy and sleeping afterwards. He even looks like he is smiling.
So on to the problem. He still wants to eat constantly. Not really eat but nurse. I think I am his security blanket. He doesnt sleep but an hour at a time at night and then wants to nurse. So my question is, should I start to wean him? I am comfortable nursing as long as he wants to (within reason of course). He eats solids now. We are up to fruits (remember start with veggies, orange to green and then move to fruit).
Here he is today 6 months and 1 day old, asleep on his favorite nursing pillow (I know its pink but it was a gift and I didnt want to offend anyone)
I really wanna leave the weaning up to him but he has got to start sleeping at night. We see the doctor on the 30th for his 6 month checkup so I will ask her then about it.
Any suggestions for me?