At exactly this age with Grace almost two years ago, I went into heart failure and was diagnosed with Broken Heart Syndrome. I had to stop breastfeeding her due to some of medication I was put on and it was a very rough time for both of us. I was devastated to have to stop and hated having to abruptly wean her. She was so confused and hated the bottle.
So today feels like a milestone for me. I hope to continue nursing him until he's at least a year old. Nursing is such a bonding experience for me and I love the cuddles. Plus it's cheaper! Trust me, I'm not against formula feeding, we did it with Grace and she turned out just fine, but to me nursing is so much easier. So I'm patting myself on the back today. I hope that when we do wean, it is by choice and done on our schedule!