Whether you breastfeed or not (and for how long) is an entirely personal decision. Like all decisions involving our bodies, our partners actually don't get a say or a vote, but there are some ways every grown-ass man should respond when hearing his partner say, "I'm ready to stop breastfeeding." Things that make women feel supported, heard. and validated.
My husband was a huge breastfeeding advocate right from the start. He brought me snacks and endless glasses of water while I nursed, and always offered a shoulder to cry on and a listening ear when I needed to vent about any problems I was experiencing or just on those days when I felt touched out. As our son got older, I would occasionally say, "I think it might be time to wean." And each time my husband would listen and talk it through with me. In the end, my son self-weaned, but I knew and clearly understood that my husband had my back whatever my decision may have been.
Breastfeeding, unfortunately, can be a polarizing topic. As a result, moms need as much support as they can get throughout the entire journey. Once it comes time to stop breastfeeding (which is a decision that can only be made by the individual mother and the baby), all grown-ass men should be willing to say the following things: