When Arata was at Takara's age, I was trying hard to switch to a cup from a bottle, which Arata didn't want. I read somewhere that it's easier to switch to a cup before the child is 1.5 years old and I was trying to follow the tip. Eventually Arata refused bottles just after he turned 2 years old.
When I look back, I was surely a first time mum! I wouldn't worry about these small things now. Partly I've got enough experience to judge things by myself, but also I'm too tired to look after two kids. I tend to choose easy and less stressful options "for myself".
Look at Takara now. He hasn't even stopped taking my breasts. Before Takara was born, I 'declared' to my friends that I will start mix feeding from early stage and will stop breastfeeding after 6 months old.
What a liar! I laugh at myself! Not only this, I started feeding Takara while lying in bed about a year ago and I'm still doing. I was so careful with Arata and I never made it a habit however tired I was, because I knew it will make it more difficult to stop breastfeeding. Well, it's our second child and everything seems to be more relaxing. Never mind. When Takara says, "Nenne (sleep)" in bedroom, it only means "Give me your breasts!"
One thing which may be a benefit from still breastfeeding is that Takara didn't get many infectious diseases in winter even after he started to go to nursery. It's so different from Arata when he started nursery. He kept taking antibiotics!
Anyway, Takara is old enough to come to pull my shirt up and have breasts whenever he feels like. At 1.5 years, in different positions, standing, lying, walking.... While he is having breasts, he keeps pinching and squeezing my other tit with 2 of his fingers. It's his habit now. He often looks up and beams with his mouth full! It's so cute. No wonder I'm not keen to stop it by myself....
But I had a second thought today. When Takara found Mia's bottle, he picked it up by pinching its tit with his 2 fingers! I don't think children pick up and carry a bottle like that....