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Old 07-12-2010, 12:34 PM   #1
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will my toddler want some boob

Im having this wednesday if she doesnt come before then and im planning on BFing her for at least a year. DS is 15 months old and i failed at BFing him, he was EBF for only 2 weeks . Ive been wondering if he will want to BF or have a little nip of milk when he sees the new baby doing it (or will he not even be phased), has anyone experienced that or heard of that happening with a toddler that wasnt BFd very long? If so, do you think i should let him? I talked to DH about it and DH is totally against it but i would feel horrible telling DS "no" if he acted like he wanted to.

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Old 07-12-2010, 12:39 PM   #2
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I doubt he will want to. My friend had a 17 month old that had BF until he was 12 months when she had ds#2. He doesn't ask for it.

He does however try to nurse his teddy bear.
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:57 PM   #3
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Re: will my toddler want some boob

hmm that's a hard question.. I don't think so. When my oldest weaned she was 19 months. The second came when she was 27 months.. she(the oldest) never even asked for it when she saw her sister nursing
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:59 PM   #4
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Re: will my toddler want some boob

DS was 2 1/2 when DS2 was born. He has never asked to nurse. Although, he does try to pump, feed the baby, and nurse animals. DS1 was only nursed for a month
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:18 PM   #5
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Re: will my toddler want some boob

every kid is different. My 4yo that weaned @ 13 mos asked to nurse about a month ago. I told him no, but he did pretend. He just wanted some mommy/son time.
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:46 PM   #6
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When I was about four months pregnant I had to wean dd because my supply just dried up. She was close to 12 months at the time but has not shown any interest since her brother is ebf.
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:20 PM   #7
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My 22 month old weaned at 14 months and asked

My 30 month old weaned at 22 months and asked.

Both time I said sure, they kind of fake nursed, laughed and climbed down, that was it.

I would say sure but don't expect him to.
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:21 PM   #8
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Re: will my toddler want some boob

DD was a few weeks shy of three when DS was born. She did ask a few times if she could nurse (she self-weaned at 18 months) in the beginning. Each time she asked, I told her sure, but she wouldn't actually do it. I finally asked her if she just wanted to know what it tasted like, and she said yes, so I put a few drops on her finger and she licked it off and never asked to nurse again (although she has asked for glasses of my milk).
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DS 1 was weaned by 12 months adn was 19 months when ds 2 was born. He has had no interest at all--he is to busy doing his own toddler thing.

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Old 07-12-2010, 09:09 PM   #10
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Re: will my toddler want some boob

I think if he wanted to try it would be more for a curiosity thing. I remember reading on another forum that they eventually lose the tongue mechanism that's required to nurse so even if he wants to he might not be able to get milk out. I'm not sure though. If it were me I'd probably let him do it.
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