From the Mouths of Babes: Nursing Is Normal

My in-laws are in town visiting and we all went to the Children’s Museum this weekend. My older son was having a splendid time but my younger son was finished and absolutely ready for his nap. Since we’d taken two cars, I suggested I would just head home with Felix to put him down for his nap.

Imagine–a silent house with a sleeping baby and me, alone with trashy television! Yes, please.

Anyway, Miles seemed upset by this suggestion. He scrunched up his face and said to my mother-in-law, “Mom-mom, do you have boobs?”


“Do you have boobs?”

“Well, yes. Of course I have boobs.”

“You can just take Felix home and give him breastmilk.”

“But, Miles, I don’t have any milk to give Felix.”

“Oh,” Miles said, stumped for a moment. “Well just use your milk pump to put some in there for him.”

Eventually we figured out that Miles wanted me to stay at the museum to be with him, but also recognized that his brother needed a nap and likes to nurse to sleep.  We praised his thoughtfulness and went ahead with the original plan anyway. Felix had nis nap, I got my garbage television, and Miles had a fantastic time showing Mom-mom the sandbox outside the museum.

Isn’t it wonderful when our young people view nursing as normal?

What have your older kiddos said about nursing recently? Leave us a comment to share their stories!

1 comment to From the Mouths of Babes: Nursing Is Normal

  • I remember the first time my son saw my mother take her shirt off – he was little (less than 1) and he looked her with a look that could only be interpreted as “Wow, you have them too!” LOL!

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