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post #101 of 506
Thread Starter 
That's so sweet!

Dd has always said that my milk tastes like ice cream.

post #102 of 506
Rynna, that is so sweet!
post #103 of 506
My dd says it is warm and pleasant...and the reason she gets sick now and then is because she isn't nursing..as much...who said that?? :LOL
post #104 of 506
Aw, how sweet! My dd nursed until 20 months but was not verbal... to the point that I almost took her to a therapist. We waited though as all of dh's family are late talkers. She started talking a few months after she weaned. Now she's a chatterbox.

Ds is just beginning to talk, but he calls them NaNa.
post #105 of 506
My ds and I have had many conversations about nursing. Just last night, after finishing nursing, he starting giggling in this horrible, goofy, fake laugh. I asked him what he was doing and he exclaimed, "I'm giggling! Nusring time makes me so.......HAPPY!" He also tells me he will nurse until he is 10 because "he loves it, just loves it." When he was 2 he went through each of the characters from Blue's Clues and told me which one's were nursing and which ones weren't. Purple Kangaroo is lucky cause he nurses, so does orange kitten. Steve doesn't nurse though because he is over 10 :LOL

When he discovered that not all children nurse (especially older children) he was very upset. He asked if his favourite cousin still nursed (he's 5, but was weaned at 6 mo) he couldn't believe he didn't. All he kept saying was, "Poor Micheal, he doesn't get to nurse. Poor Micheal!!") I love hearing him talk about it. I can't wait to get to that point with ds2
post #106 of 506
I forgot to add a tandem nursing funny Whenever ds2 starts waking up from a nap ds1 goes running over and lays beside him on the bed. He lifts up his shirt (just high enough to expose his belly button) and says, "I'll nurse him Mama". After a few seconds of laying there he sits up and says to his brother, "All done Deshi, you feel better now?". Poor ds2 looks around all sleepy and confused. He is probably wondering where the real breast is :LOL
post #107 of 506
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Mom4tot
My dd says it is warm and pleasant...and the reason she gets sick now and then is because she isn't nursing..as much...who said that?? :LOL
Joan, did I understand that correctly....is your 8yo dd nursing? If so, I think that's absolutely wonderful!!
post #108 of 506
Regarding what the children say about BF. My two older boys are so cool when it comes to nursing the baby. When every he's fussy it: He wants milk. Or He want 'snackies' (our pet name). Very cool. I hope that continues to when they are adults and have kids.
post #109 of 506
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Originally Posted by akirasmama
Whenever ds2 starts waking up from a nap ds1 goes running over and lays beside him on the bed. He lifts up his shirt (just high enough to expose his belly button) and says, "I'll nurse him Mama". After a few seconds of laying there he sits up and says to his brother, "All done Deshi, you feel better now?"
:LOL That is SO cute! When I gave birth to my now 8 1/2 mo, my 3 yo dd (then 2.5) immediately lifted her shirt and said, "Oh, I'll nurse him" and she was dead serious. We have it on tape too. I just love that. My midwife loved it too.
post #110 of 506
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Originally Posted by Mom4tot
My dd says it is warm and pleasant...and the reason she gets sick now and then is because she isn't nursing..as much...who said that?? :LOL
Kids are so funny!:LOL This is totally T but it reminds me of my 5 1/2 yo ds who sent my sister an email saying "Now I'm getting sick because my daddy gave me a red popsicle thing." Well, it was probably because he knows I don't approve of things like that.:LOL Kids just crack me up.
post #111 of 506
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Originally Posted by akirasmama
I forgot to add a tandem nursing funny Whenever ds2 starts waking up from a nap ds1 goes running over and lays beside him on the bed. He lifts up his shirt (just high enough to expose his belly button) and says, "I'll nurse him Mama". After a few seconds of laying there he sits up and says to his brother, "All done Deshi, you feel better now?". Poor ds2 looks around all sleepy and confused. He is probably wondering where the real breast is :LOL
That's adorable!

My niece (7) is hilarious about nursing. Every time Eli gets upset she brings him to me and says "I think he needs a nursie-nursie". One day I came home from a doctors appointment and she said "Rynna, your son is very confused! He kept looking at me like I had nursie-nursies! I don't have boobs, I do not have any nursies! Go nurse your son!" : I almost hit the floor.

She was very depressed when she found out that she wasn't still nursing at Eli's age (she was weaned around 4 months). My younger niece is pretty funny too. We're always telling her to speak quietly when Eli is nursing because a) he bites if he gets startled and b)he's usually falling asleep these days if he's nursing. She whispered "Eli is nursing! Go Eli go! Be gentle!" When Eli starts to nurse she always says "Shhh! Eli is nursing! Goodnight, EliBean!" in her whispery voice. Super cute!
post #112 of 506
Thread Starter 
Please tell me that I'm not the only mother here who is CLW a child over 5....anyone else out there???
post #113 of 506
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no...you are not the only one

Ellie may be the exception to the rule that they won't go off to college nursing...:LOL:

It is just so natural here. She is a very sweet and loving girl. She is also independent and secure. Although she nurses sporadically, she doesn't like to think about weaning. Her attachment object always has been...me

We sometimes kid that Ben will wean before Ellie. But he seems pretty interested, at least at night and when he wakes up!
post #114 of 506
Thread Starter 


Woohoo!!!!!! I'm so glad you are here Joan!!
post #115 of 506
Give us another 6 months Mother Sunshine and we'll join your over-5 club
post #116 of 506
We aren't there yet, but it sure is great to read about because I KNOW we will be there one day. Ds will not wean for a long, long time yet. That's okay by me, it is really such a small thing for me to do but it means the whole world to him
post #117 of 506

extended breastfeeding

I don't think anyone *plans* to nurse her child for a certain length of time. One might think, "Oh, I'll nurse him for two years," but it turns out that he's not ready to wean until 4 or 5, or whenever. :bf
post #118 of 506
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Originally Posted by Brendi
I don't think anyone *plans* to nurse her child for a certain length of time. One might think, "Oh, I'll nurse him for two years," but it turns out that he's not ready to wean until 4 or 5, or whenever. :bf
But I did. With my dd I said 6 months (I seriously didn't know anyone IRL who was currently nursing). Then it was a year... then finally till she was ready to wean, which was earlier than I expected (20 months). Thank goodness there were a few moms who did the same thing because I was hanging out at babycenter.com where it's cool to wean at 4 weeks old

This time I set no goal at all. Just when he's done.
post #119 of 506
Wow, what a greatthread...I haven't been coming here much...mostly cuase i have nothing to contribute to weaning discussions...since my baby is young and i'm not gonna, wouldn't know how if i wanted to. I really hope we do get a sepreate forum wow woul that be cool.

My ds is 15 mnts (meep he'll be 16 mnts on the 25th!) and mostly preverbal. Your stories of talking nurslings litterally brought joyous tears to my eyes. i can't wait unitl my boobah is old enough to talk to me aobut nursing...

We still nurse in public constantly, if fact more than pre 1 because he used to be so everwhelmed that all he would do is stare out of the sling. now he is not afraid to yank that shirt up lol

We will be CLnightweaning...nursing him at doesn't bother me at all at night..of course I might be a bit spoiled cause ds only wakes up to nurse at 5, ee and nurse at 6:30 and the n wakes up at eight...he very rarely wakes up earlier but if he does i usually sleep through it.

someday we will be in tthe over 5 club i almost garountee it..considering that at 16 months there are stil many days that he by choice doesn't eat anything but breastmilk...well i jsut don't see him weaning anytime soon

anyway thanks fo this awsome thread. it's nice to know i'm tlkaing to people who won't freak out when i say that if ds weans before 5 i'll be a little dissapointed (becuse for some reason i have it in my head that he'll nurse at least this long)

I am lucky in tha dh totally supportws CLW no matter how old the child is..yay dh he has actually exppressed sadnessthat we will have hide it someday if ds gets old enough...Dh is an awsome daddy

sory if this is scattered I'm tired..very very tired
post #120 of 506
When ds is nursing I often ask him "is there milk?" and he stops and looks up at me like I'm crazy, with the "of course there's milk, what are you talking about mom?" look in his eyes. Then I ask "what does it taste like?" and he pulls off just long enough to say "almond milk" and goes right back to it.


So two days ago we went to the ped for his 2 year checkup. She kept saying things like "he's using you as a pacifier and a bottle" and "you need more sleep at night" and "he's nursing at night bc he's in your bed and is expecting to nurse" and "I'm concerned that he'll have cavities from nursing all night" and "you don't want to overtax yourself and drive yourself crazy; moms can be so self-sacrificing" etc. etc. I was just like, whatever, it is what it is. But when I asked her how are her kids doing (similar age as ds) she said "oh the usual - active - regular colds, that sort of thing" and I wanted to say (but didn't) "oh, you know, ds NEVER EVER gets sick and I'm sure it's bc he's still breastfeeding!!!"
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