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Old 12-03-2012, 01:47 PM   #1
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Another thread got me thinking about pumping for older children. I'm still BFing my 3mo, but I also have a 2yo and 4yo that BFed until 16 and 18 mos respectively. They both quit when I got pregnant with the next. But now that I'm BFing again for the newborn, I've thought about starting pumping to give my older kids milk in a cup. I'd love to relatch the 2yo but doubt it would happen. But my 4yo loves it when I squirt milk on her hands; she uses it to wash her face lol. I'm sure I could get them to drink it.

Anyone else do this?

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I hate pumping, so don't do it regularly. When I have pumped to go out, and there's milk left in a bottle, I do offer it to my older 2. Usually they ask if they can put chocolate in it, but have never flat out refused.
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I hate pumping, so don't do it regularly. When I have pumped to go out, and there's milk left in a bottle, I do offer it to my older 2. Usually they ask if they can put chocolate in it, but have never flat out refused.
I wonder if my toddler would drink the frozen milk if I added chocolate lol??
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all the milk i pump needs to go to the baby, if i didnt have to pump i wouldnt.
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I'm nursing my 16m old and 3w old... I also have a 3y old and 5y old. I don't pump for them. There have been times when I've cooked with it, and I know there are nutritional benefits even at their ages... I just don't want to pump anymore, so I don't . I know some people who have done that, though.
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I have offered pumped milk to my older ones. I hate pumping so it hasnt happened very often
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I pump for my six year old and my husband. They both drink about 15oz a day.

We don't drink other milks, it's really not bothersome for me at all.
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I don't get much when I pump so I wouldn't. But more power to those who can.
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I did after having my second. I quit BFing early on with my first (before 10 months) and she was 3 yr 3 mos when DD#2 was born. She liked the taste and it helped "get rid" of the extra I had since baby wouldn't/didn't need to take bottles but I had to pump for comfort. This time around after baby #3 comes I'm sure DD#2 will want to nurse again (she'll be 2 yr 3 mos) when baby #3 comes and just recently weaned (pretty much) since I have zero milk left, she comfort nurses for a few seconds if needed every week or so I'm sure if my supply was still there she would still be nursing.
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