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Old 04-10-2012, 09:55 AM   #1
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Siblings ans nursing

My 2.5 year old is very interested in my breast feeding she weaned a year ago and so doesn't remember exactly what is going on. But she "wants to eat too" and doesn't act jealous at all, just curious. I was wondering how other people handle this. So far I just say, thats for the baby- but that doesn't seem to really make a difference. Will this just go away on its own?

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My 20 month old is doing the same thing whenever DD nurses. I always pumped for him because he wouldn't latch. I normally say the same as you, and he watches curiously.
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:39 AM   #3
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My 20 month old is doing the same thing whenever DD nurses. I always pumped for him because he wouldn't latch. I normally say the same as you, and he watches curiously.
"Watches curiously" ... she put her mouth on my arm this morning to pretend to "drink" it was pretty funny- she had been telling me wanted "the other one" but I guess she gave up and moved to my arm lol
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Re: Siblings ans nursing

Only you can decide how to respond to this. Some mothers have found offering to nurse them works to get them to stop asking. They have either forgotten how to nurse, or don't like the sensation or taste of breastmilk. That could of course also backfire and they could return to nursing.

Perhaps talking about what you are doing and that they got to do it when they were a baby helps.
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Re: Siblings ans nursing

i am wondering how my now 16month old will handle me bfing the new LO when he gets here next week...i pumped for her due to latch issues...sooo she doesn't know what will be going on...but i am sure will want her lap time too...
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"Watches curiously" ... she put her mouth on my arm this morning to pretend to "drink" it was pretty funny- she had been telling me wanted "the other one" but I guess she gave up and moved to my arm lol
ROFL!!! This cracked me up
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