OK, so I kind of expected my 3 yr old (just turned 3 yesterday, omg!) to stop nursing as the milk dried up, and while it definitely has slowed her down she hasn't lost interest entirely. I have a feeling that this is going to continue over the next 20 weeks, and if she is still interested when baby arrives, I'm sure her interest will skyrocket once the milk returns. So I'm looking at the possibility of tandem nursing a toddler/pre-schooler and a newborn. Anyone have experience with this, or think you might be in the same boat come June?
I've heard that it is a good idea to start talking with the older child about what life is going to be like when baby arrives. How baby is going to look, act, sound etc. I've also heard that it is a good idea to show them pictures of tandem nursing, to get them ready for the idea and to start talking about tandem nursing etiquette. We've been browsing google images and I just had to share a few here. I hope its ok that I'm posting photos that are not my own, but all of these are easily accessed via google, so it's not like I'm being creepy or anything.
Almost holding hands! Awww
This is so darn adorable. I die.
Tandeming in public! WTG mama!
Old School Tandem
I love everything about this photo. It seriously makes my heart sing
Looks almost like the age difference that I'm going to have when baby comes
Ahahaha, stack em up!
Another public tamdem nurser, this time with a slightly older DD, which I like to see because it might be me some day (though I don't think I'd have the guts to do it in public. I wish!)
So mamas, what are your thoughts or experiences with tandem nursing?