Ok, this isn't about actual nursing per se, but definitely the after effects of a 2.5 year long nursing relationship.....My son self weaned at just a bit past 2.5 due to my current pregnancy. Since then, though, he is obsessed with my breasts...He is not at all interested in latching and is, in fact, proud of how he is a big boy and done drinking it and how great it will be when the new baby comes and starts nursing. But I can't take a shower or change clothes with him around because he BEGS to "say hi to the milkies" or says "mommy, they are SO cute!" or "SO beautiful!".
Well, now he has a horrible chest cold, fever and wet cough and emotional distress from throwing up mucous...And I am full term pregnant...As he was wailing this morning and freaking out for over an hour due to his inability to stop coughing and gagging, I happened to be getting dressed. He cuddled with my breast, cupped his hand over the nipple and calmed down and fell asleep. Now though, during each coughing fit he asks to cuddle with the milkies.
It works for me because I desperately need rest, but I am not sure this is healthy for his emotional development. Anyone else been there? How did you deal and address this with your LO?