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post #21 of 23

I only NIP a handful of times after 2 with my oldest, and never needed to after 2.5.  He wanted to nurse 24/7 so limiting it to at-home really helped.  My middle child had a terrible distraction phase from 4-12 months, and as a result, would only nurse lying down from 4 months on.  So, that limited NIP drastically!  Plus, unlike my first, she wasn't a comfort nurser.  She's still nursing at almost 6 years old - but still just lying down!  My third child just turned 3 and still sometimes NIP.  He would nurse all the time and is at 6-10 times as it is, so I try to limit it to at home unless we're out and about for more than 2-3 hours, then there's no reason for me to put it off. 

 

I haven't noticed strange looks or anything.  I've never had a single negative comment in all my years of NIP.  (Though DD wouldn't NIP well, my boys did - and my boys both have huge heads and long torso's making them look even older in my lap).  I live where NIP really isn't done - even for young babies but I guess I send out a vibe that it's normal!

post #22 of 23

I just was telling my husband that I can't remember the last time I nursed dd- 18 months old, in public. It isn't because I have denied her, it's just that she is SO busy now that she doesn't ask in public anymore. BUT....I see the pattern coming that is following my previouis 2 children's pattern that she will probably start again. She is just now starting to ask more at home. Before, it as mostly me offering. She would ask when she was tired, and wanted to nap, or at bedtime, but that's it. In the last few weeks, she has asked more often. 

post #23 of 23

I still nurse my 21 month old in public.  Never really occurred to me not to.  I often forget he's not still a baby (except that he's running around raising hell, or course.)

 

It usually doesn't last long since he's so distractable.

 

In general I like it when people notice, to help the cause.  I foget that it is weird to anyone to nurse a toddler.  It should be normal, and it is in much of the world!  I am fortunate that he does not tend to expose my boob to the masses.  If he does, so be it.

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