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Could he be done? Or was it a fluke?

post #1 of 7
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DS turned 3 in Sept. Since a month or two ago, he has only nursed right before bed, sometimes both sides, sometimes just one. Every night when we lay down I think "maybe he won't ask!" but every time, I hear "Can I have boobie?" with his big grin LOL
Last night... I waited... and I heard... SNORING.
Now, I know I have milk still (pregnant-28 weeks) because I asked him. One night he said I didn't but he was swallowing so I think he was kidding. The next night when I asked he said I did have milk... because he put it there with his tongue. I asked how and he said "because I'm awesome". Like, duh...LOL
So- I realize no one can say for sure but I am kind of excited about having a Boobie Break before the new baby comes (does that make me horrible? To be...happy...about it? Maybe that's why CLW is so wonderful, when it happens, you're ready?). I mean, I'm sad that something may have ended but I was sad when he decided to PT too so there you go!
Watch- tonight I'll hear it, "Can I have boobie?" and all this thinking will have been pointless!!
post #2 of 7
"Don't offer, don't refuse" is a mother led weaning technique. It is not CLW. If you're okay with that, continue to not offer. He may ask again, he may not.
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
He's 3. If he wants it, he can tell me. I would think that offering when he doesn't want it (because if he did, he'd say so) would be more like..."mother led hanging on" with a kid this age.
And it's moot. He asked last night anyway.
post #4 of 7
I would consider don't offer/don't refuse to be a MLW weaning technique..... if the child in question was 1, or even 2 maybe. There comes a certain age, however, that constantly offering the boob could actually be construed as mother-led weaning, at least IMO.
A fully verbal 3 year old is perfectly capable of identifying and expressing a desire to nurse. I would consider it CLW to leave it at that.
post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by Parker'smommy View Post
"Don't offer, don't refuse" is a mother led weaning technique. It is not CLW.
Since when??
post #6 of 7
Mandynee, whether your DS is done nursing or not, you've done a great thing nursing for three years and through 28 weeks of pregnancy. I hope you're giving yourself the kudos you deserve and that things go equally well with the new LO.
post #7 of 7
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Thank you ladies!
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