I really feel like there should be a forum for non-nursing babies and toddlers. I have a 13 month old that I nursed exclusively until she was 10 months or so, but I got pregnant and my milk supply went down hill rather quickly and we started supplementing. Now, she has formula and some solids throughout the day. There are many AP mamas that try to breastfeed and can not do it for some reason and there are also that have to wean prematuraly. It affects so much of our life that I think it would be appropriate to give us our own forum. For example, up until a week ago, dd was still nursing to sleep (that was the only times she was nursing and it was mainly for comfort), but she suddenly decided to quit nursing. I'm pretty sure my milk changed to colostrum and she decided she didn't like it. Well, now, for the last week I've been at a loss as to how to get her to sleep. She doesn't go to sleep nearly as well with a bottle. It also affects us emotionally. I was thinking that there should be a few subforums as well: one for mothers who try to nurse but never are able to, one for early weaners, and one for emotional support/feelings of loss. Anyway, do what you want with my suggestions. Thanks.
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5/27/04 at 12:18am