A lot of people I know have been shocked when they learn that my fourteen month old daughter is still nursing to sleep for naps and at night. The conversation came up a few times with people I know when they were discussing the sleep habits of their kids that are the same age and another time when someone asked if she had spent a night away from me yet. Amelia is not ready to be away from me at night. She fights sleep if I am not near and I do not think it would be a happy time for anyone involved if I was not with her.
I have had a lot of people trying to push me towards weaning her telling me that I should not have to nurse her to sleep anymore and that if I did not break this habit now it was going to be even harder when I wean her. The thing they do not seem to understand is that I am not weaning anytime soon and that I think her habit is just fine. Normally, when I tell them I am not weaning anytime soon they will do one of two things, change the subject or try telling me all the reasons why she no longer needs to nurse. I am usually polite and hear them out but then I tell them all the reasons why she is not old enough to be weaned and remind them that all my other kids were still nursing at this age as well.
I did wean my three other kids at eighteen months, Alex actually weaned himself at that age. I had been tandem nursing him and his little sister and one day he just told me that it was for baby and he was done. My oldest daughter I weaned because I was pregnant again and the same for my third child. Since I am not pregnant and have no plans of becoming pregnant, I see no reason why I would wean. The plan right now is to nurse till two and I may go beyond that point.
Honestly, I do not care that she nurses to sleep. I like knowing she is comforted by me and I see nothing wrong with this habit. I think most people need to mind their own business and not worry about the sleep habits of my daughter.