I come before you as a woman doing something I never thought I’d do: I’m nursing my 3-year-old…and my baby. But the 3-year-old! It’s so different nursing a great, big child. It’s often frustrating, but still rewarding enough that I haven’t felt it necessary to wean him.
What I have done is set limits . . . → Read More: Setting Limits for Toddler Nursing
I dread January not because of the cold temperatures, but because the close, indoor contact with everyone else spreads nasty gastrointestinal illness. Last winter, the first time I tried parenting my two boys solo during my husband’s business trip, my toddler and I were struck with GI bug. And I was pregnant! It was . . . → Read More: Breastfeeding When GI Bugs Strike
Gymnurstics. My friend taught me this term. It refers to nursing a wiggling baby or a toddler, or nursing both of these at once. Or, in my most recent struggle, nursing a wriggling baby and trying to simultaneously pump my opposite breast.
There have been a lot of gymnurstics at my . . . → Read More: Gymnurstics
For the most part, I’ve tried to keep a positive attitude about tandem nursing, because I do think it’s a nice and important thing that I’m doing for my boys. But sometimes, I just need to vent about how very hard it is!
Since I was pregnant, I’ve started feeling bothered by nursing my . . . → Read More: Adventures in Tandem Nursing: Frustration Builds
I’m currently 35 weeks pregnant and my toddler is still nursing, so I’ve finally accepted that he will not self-wean before the baby arrives. Hopefully, he won’t ramp up his nursing too much once my newborn arrives–I think I can handle one or two nursing sessions with him per day, especially once my milk . . . → Read More: Nursing While Pregnant: Guidelines for the Final Stretch
Maybe this little guy will wean soon?
I was so sure my son would wean when I left him with my parents for three days over spring break. I was so sure of it! He was down to once or twice every 2 days. I was not offering, not really refusing (but certainly . . . → Read More: Still Nursing While Pregnant
“You’re still doing that?”
“You’re the only person I know nursing this long.”
“Isn’t he too old for that if he can ask you for it?”
“Shouldn’t your baby be drinking whole milk by now?”
“Breastmilk isn’t any good after one year. Why are you still nursing?”
“When are you going to wean??”
The . . . → Read More: Fact-Based Responses for “You’re Still Doing That?” and Other Comments