He just sort of flung it out there this morning so no, we haven't had a proper conversation about it. I think it's probably because the nights are slowly killing both of us - as they did the first time round, though this one is considerably better than the first! I am sure he has my best interests at heart as he is brilliant, I just don't want to stop right now. We have just started weaning - LO showed no interest in food until quite recently - so I think maybe I'll suggest to him I keep going until the solids are well underway - at which point I dearly hope he'll be sleeping through a bit better than now. Thanks for your advice x
sorry posted too soon. has he said why he wants you to stop?
With DS2 DH told me he wanted me to stop because I was making myself miserable trying to express to keep going, and DS2 was being a sod at bedtime if he couldnt have a proper breastfeed ( sometimes I worked nights or evenings). We stopped when he was 7 months old and for me it was the right choice although I had major guilt at the time for stopping
It really strikes me that you've written "the only thing I am any good at in terms of the baby is bfeeding". Thats the pnd talking I knwo..... because I am SURE thats not the only thing you are good at! Maybe he feels that you're putting yourself under too much pressure. As someone whohas gone back to work 3 times and continued to feed I know how grim it can be sitting in a loo or your car trying to express whilst feeling guilty about working in the first place.
It great that you've got this far. I know some disagree but i think anyone who manages to feed for 6months and then decide that it isnt any fun anymore and stops has done a great job. There are many ways to be a great mum and im sure your baby knows that you are one.
I know it sounds ridiculous that I'm even considering doing it just because he wants me to - but apparently I said I would stop after six months. However that was ages ok before I started taking tablets for my pnd and I now feel I would like to continue. However I am working a lot and away from home quite a bit at the moment and the baby is not yet sleeping through the night so he has a fair bit to put up with. We have 4yo too. But due to the work and no doubt the pnd I feel the only thing I am any good at in terms of the baby is the bfeeding and really don't want to stop now - even though it means expressing in hotel rooms and work loos around the country! He has put up with years of me being a complete cow though so I do want to make his life easier if possible.