My 21m old DD is still nursing pretty regularly. Typically we don't see each other during the workday, but on days when we are together, she often wants to latch on for extended periods, usually when we are out and about (like when I am walking, pushing the carriage, and trying to pick up dog poop and hold an umbrella, all at the same time... :)). I have occasionally told her that she needs to wait, and she understands that but doesn't stop repeatedly asking to nurse every few seconds. I don't mind nursing her on demand for the most part, but feel that I should have a way to tell her no sometimes when it is particularly inconvenient, and have her respect that. However, I haven't really done this because I don't know how to do this in a consistent way that she understands. It seems that it would be confusing to tell her no sometimes and not other times. Maybe she is old enough that I should limit her nursing to just at home, but I don't think this is something either of us is ready for yet. I'm not sure what feel most natural to me at this point, and was just hoping to get some ideas by asking what you guys do - do you set limits for your nursing toddler on when, where, or how long they can nurse sometimes? If so, how do you communicate or enforce those limits in a positive way? How did you decide on what limits were right for you?
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