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Old 07-09-2012, 11:12 PM   #1
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2 year old wants to nurse again

My last two babies were 15 months apart, they are now 13 months and 28 months. My 13 month old nurses pretty much around the clock still but now my 2 year old wants to nurse again too. He weaned a little after baby was born. Would you let him nurse again or discourage him? Part of me feels like I should just let him and part of me says don't start again now, you may never get him off!!

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Old 07-10-2012, 06:11 AM   #2
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No one goes to college still nursing.

That said, only you know what is best in this situation. Either way, I'm sure you will choose what is best for all of you.
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:16 AM   #3
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It's possible that he's just curious and once his curiosity is satisfied he'll forget about it again. It's also possible that he's forgotten how to latch by now...

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Re: 2 year old wants to nurse again

I think it is most likely curiosity for him... If you feel comfortable doing so, I would let him try. He probably won't remember how to latch and be satisfied with just being given the opportunity. Or he might love it ... Either way, it is what you are comfortable with. My ds1 was near three when ds2 was born and he asked to nurse again, I said sure and he chickened out when he got close to the nipple, lol. But to this day (he is four now), he will gladly drink it from a cup!
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I say let him try
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:02 PM   #6
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Re: 2 year old wants to nurse again

My almost 3 yo still asks for the breast, even though he stopped at 15 months. When brother was born, he wanted milk then, too, so I gave it to him in a sippy cup. I didn't want him to bite down accidentally since he'd been out of practice with nursing. I used to give him a few drops here and there- it was nice to bond that way again But I'm preggers with three weeks to go and feeling huge so it's kind of tough and I don't want to be squeezing my breast just to get out a few drops. Tonight, he asked for some milk but I said he'd have to wait until Baby #3 is born, then I'll have LOTS of milk to share! So, maybe you can just give him milk in a sippy cup, if you have an abundant supply But, if you want the bonding feeling, try nursing again!
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Re: 2 year old wants to nurse again

He hasn't forgotten how, I was shocked. He only wants to nurse every once in a while. I guess I'll let him. We just found out yesterday that we are expecting again though so in not sure how long I can keep up. For now I'll eat tons of oatmeal and drink lots of water end pray my supply holds up.
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Re: 2 year old wants to nurse again

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He hasn't forgotten how, I was shocked. He only wants to nurse every once in a while. I guess I'll let him. We just found out yesterday that we are expecting again though so in not sure how long I can keep up. For now I'll eat tons of oatmeal and drink lots of water end pray my supply holds up.
Great! That is awesome that he remembered, I would be so nervous I would be bitten, that is super cool!!! And congrats!!!
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Re: 2 year old wants to nurse again

If I thought my older one remembered how to nurse without biting I would let her nurse again. So only you know if you trust your girls with your baby.
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