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I have not posted on this board since my nursing days. Oh, those were the days. My DS is 12 and in 6th grade. We live in a suburban community where most kids are over scheduled and do a lot of extra-curricular stuff. I try not to over-schedule and let my kids pursue their own interests. My 12 year-old has never been into sports. He plays the drums. He takes one drum lesson per week (it's a 30 minute lesson). That's it. Nothing else. At the beginning of the school year,...
Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you to Isamama and all others who replied. First, Isamama your words hit the nail on the head for me and I really do think that I need a bit of support for weaning, but more importantly, I think your point about taking care of ourselves is so important and teaching our daughters about taking care of themselves! "She will be better off because you will be better off" - precisely what I have been feeling deep down all along. We are down to...
Same thing happened with my DS and we ended up putting a futon on the floor and he slept there, sometimes with me, sometimes without me, but once I realized how hard it was to get him to sleep in a crib, (my low point was the moment I found myself crawling into the crib with him and realizing this was ridiculous), I gave up and we all slept happily ever after. (Not exactly and not as easy as it sounds, but much happier, anyway). I have 3 kids and none of them ever slept in...
I am definately not pregnant. I do notice that my discomfort increases right around the time of my period, but really, my feelings don't change. I think part of it is that I have been nursing for nine years straight. I just feel done. I am physically and emotionally ready to not be nursing anymore. I have been working with her on her latch, as she is very sloppy and sometimes it helps when she can latch on better. I am tired of having to work so hard to make this ok....
I have been lurking on these boards for years and now need some help!! DD is 3 years old and #3. I believe in CLW and nursed DS #1 until he was 4, and DD #2 until she was almost 3 when she stopped nursing on her own while I was pregnant. I am not coping well with nursing my 3 year old. I have tried every strategy I know how to deal and to be respectful of her continued need to nurse, however, I feel so aweful every single time she latches on, both physically and...
Thank-you, thank-you so much for your replies!! This is so aweful and I feel so bad and it really does help to know I am not alone. We had a horrible time this afternoon. DD fell asleep in the car and when I transferred her to the bed and she wanted to nurse, I nursed her for a short while and then found myself overcome by that feeling and I couldn't nurse her for one more second and she couldn't/wouldn't fall asleep and she needed a nap so badly........... I now have...
Congrats! (On both the pregnancy and weaning!) My DD is turning 3 in a few weeks and I have been struggling to continue nursing her because it just doesn't feel good and I am not PG, but it is just so uncomfortable, so your post came to me while I have been thinking about this a lot. Funny that I can't even remember the last time my oldest nursed and he was 4 when he/we weaned. Sounds like you did a great job weaning slowly with love and he is lucky to have nursed for...
Now I am feeling really bad. Anyone else have nipple soreness/physical discomfort while nursing older toddlers? Maybe I didn't describe what it feels like clearly, but I guess that is sort of what it is and then I feel like I can't continue nursing because I am so uncomfortable. Any ideas??
I am nursing DD #3 who will be 3 at the end of the month. The past couple of months, right around the time my period is due, I get overcome with a very strong feeling that I CANNOT nurse her for one more second or I will lose my mind. I can't really explain it other than to say it is like a very physical reaction. She starts to nurse and everything inside my head starts SCREAMING for her to get off me. I had experienced this to some degree with my first two, but not to...
My DS nursed until he was 4. I definately had to nudge him in the direction of not nursing anymore, but I really think he was ready and I was ready too. I have grappled with the idea of child-lead weaning for years (DS is now 8 and I have a 6 year old and almost 3 year old.) I think it is one of the most misunderstood concepts in parenting and the term in and of itself is problematic for me. We had no complications and though I am sure that he would have continued to...
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