My SO is against me breastfeeding for more than 6 months!!
I'd like to start off by saying that I EBF.
About a month ago, I asked my SO how long I should bf for. He told me "until our son is able to eat solid foods, so about 6 months."
So I asked him....."so does that mean you want our son to drink formula when he turns 6 months?"
He said, "no he can drink regular milk."
I told him "no, he can't hun. Babies can't drink cows milk until they are 1 year old."
He didn't have a comment for that. So, to me, I never got an answer from him.
You might be asking: why do I need to get my SO's approval when it comes to BFing? Because I want his support, I don't want him to be against me bfing after a certain amount of time.
So, again, I asked him about 2 weeks later, hoping this time, I would get a clear answer.
I asked him: "how long do you want me to bf for?"
He said: "I told you, as soon as our son can start eating solids."
I told him that "I know you gave me that answer but then I also told you babies can't drink cows milk until they are a year old. Then you never commented back."
He said "that's right, because I didn't know what to say."
He did tell me that he feels if the baby is old enough to ask for milk or food, that they shouldn't be bfing anymore.
I don't agree with that. I think that my son should get the same opportunity as my oldest son had, and that was he weaned himself off of the booby. So I want my youngest son to have that same option.
I would like to bf until either he weans himself off or until he's about 16-18 months.
What should I do?
I don't think that he's beeing fair at all. So what should I do?