Over the years, I cannot even begin to count how many times people have told me how wonderful it is to be a parent. I am not saying that I didn’t believe them, but I probably tuned them out mostly (smiling but only half listeneing), because I simply wasn’t ready to become a mother yet.
Very few women make it to six months breastfeeding, and ever fewer make it to one year. Of those who make it to a year, many of them face heavy pressure from friends and relatives to wean their baby. Breasts are viewed as sexual, and breastfeeding is not viewed as a useful mothering tool outside of feeding. Here are FIVE reasons not to wean your baby!