breast feeding and co sleeping past 1 year, a warning...
I had no trouble weaning either of them and no trouble getting them to sleep in their own bed. Y.d.d., however, was a different story. I was determined this time to reach my goal of b.f'ing for a full year and not supplementing at all, and I succeeded! Before I year of age, she didn't even know what a bottle was.
The problem is, now she's 15 months old and I am having a lot of trouble weaning her, and am scared to even TRY making her sleep in her crib, because I know she's not going to go for it. She wants to nurse so often it's hard to get anything done, and even though she'll take a bottle or sippy cup of water or juice sometimes, the majority of the time she just bats it away, says, "NO NO NO!" And demands the breast. I am so ready to have my body and my side of the bed back to myself, but without dealing with a constantly angry baby, I don't know how.
I'm not discouraging exclusive breast feeding or co sleeping by any means. I still feel that both are best for the baby, just harder than I thought.