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post #22 of 51
You described my 22 mo DD to a tee! Not only is it all boob all the time in my house, but she is an active twiddler, so it's both boobs all the time. "Boobie in the rocking chair!" "Milkie Milkie!" "Want boobie, want boobie, need booooooooooooobie!" "Switch!" "Wake up boobie!" And each nursing session is a marathon... complete with acrobatics.

But I love her so much... And I love our milkie time. But sometimes I have to wash dishes...
post #23 of 51
This sounds like my dd when she was 27 monhts old. It was: I want my milkie in bed with a comforter (mine, she adores it). Now, I want my milkie on a sofa and read me my book! Now, I want my milkie in an armchair but don't I don't want your arm here. LOL
post #24 of 51
Thread Starter 


Yeah, what's the deal with her new-found RIGHT to rearrange my body parts?

sigh....

-Angela
post #25 of 51


It was actually crazy for me to read this because I *do* remember feeling that way (with both kids!) at that age, but, it REALLY DOES PASS. DS is now 5 and it just is not an issue at this point.
post #26 of 51
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Yeah, what's the deal with her new-found RIGHT to rearrange my body parts?
Evie won't let me touch my boob while she's nursing. She says I'm "hurting the nonnie." Wouldn't I know? Yeah, she definitely has a sense of ownership about her nonnie.
post #27 of 51
Yep, it will pass, someday...

DD was always a very avid nurser (not right now because I have no milk), she was 3, and a wonderful day was when she'd ask only every hour. But sometimes she might just stay attached for most of that hour. I think I always scared new moms, dd nursed WAY more then their newborns did.
post #28 of 51
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I think I always scared new moms, dd nursed WAY more then their newborns did.
that is SO dd.... (I type one-handed as she nurses.... AGAIN)

-Angela
post #29 of 51


My 35 mo DS is a big nurser too (unlike my 12 mo who is a more businesslike nurser). I was just visiting a friend who lives in Columbus, OH who goes to a monthly toddler/tandem LLL meeting and I am so envious. I go to regular LLL meetings here but I feel like I can't really talk about my issues because of my worry about freaking out the new moms. Like you, it's not even so much that I need advice, just a sympathetic ear to listen.

I'm gald you have remembered about the 2y molars. I forgot about them until I finally figured out that is what gave DS a diaper rash back in July. It seems a little easier when you know the reason behind a particularly intense time with your child, doesn't it? I know this is true even for stuff going on with myself. Once I know I am pms-ing, it's immediately not so bad somehow.

Hang in there mama!
post #30 of 51
Thread Starter 
Thanks!

Yeah, the darn molars are coming one at a time with the plans to extend our misery for MONTHS! The second one is most of the way through (as near as I can tell from an occaisional glance and feel- of course she won't let me have a proper look...)

-Angela
post #31 of 51
Angela,
Two years of age is a major nursing time. Marah Jade was nursing as much then as she did when she was a newborn. I found that sometimes she was just bored and so if we weren't doing anything nursing was top of her list of favorite things to do. It will ebb again.
post #32 of 51
Ohhhh, the molars. Hang in there. I try to remember how badly I start to panic when he skips a day of nursing. It puts the hard core nursing days in perspective.

Keep the big picture in mind... you rock mama
post #33 of 51
Thread Starter 


SKIPS a day? You're kidding right? That's at least 3 years off at this point (sure FEELS that way )

-Angela
post #34 of 51
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SKIPS a day? You're kidding right? That's at least 3 years off at this point (sure FEELS that way )

-Angela

DS is only 27 months and it's only happened 3 or so times. And I was MISERABLE emotionally and physically.
I still use my old joke trick that I have posted about before. Sometimes I lift his shirt and kiss his belly and say "I want to nurse" and he laughs so hard he sometime give me a break.
post #35 of 51
Thread Starter 


I offered dd "Daddy moo" today. She said "Nooooo, I want MOMMY moo!"

-Angela
post #36 of 51
I am just a big boob.

Surely you're part donkey to........

I found this age and this stage a perfect opportunity with ds to start talking about other people (ok my) bodies and how to repec them. I felt this was especially important for a boy but would be applicable to a girl to. I wanted him to understand that we have a nursing relationship and htat I got to set some boundaries and rules to.
post #37 of 51
Thread Starter 
Yeah, we had a long talk about respecting mama's body. Sometimes it helps....

-Angela
post #38 of 51
Sometimes toddlers nurse so much when they are bored/insecure/just want your attention. For example. she might have wanted to nurse so much during the TV show, as she wanted your attention to be on HER, instead of the TV. Or sometimes during playgroup, especially if it was a large group, she might have been unsure of how to play/interact with the other kids or just feeling a little unsure in a large group. Sometimes nursing can take the place of other meaningful mother/todder interaction (like reading books, playing games., etc. ).

My almost 2 year old nurses a lot too...but I defintely see a difference in the amount of nursing, if I am able to spend more focused time on her (reading books, playing) Or, at playgroup, sometimes if I just take a little time to show her the toys, help her play and play with her, she nurses just a bit less. Making sure she gets lots of outside playtime and sunshine also seems to help keep the nursing down to a more managable time (insteasd of near constantly). It just puts everyone in a better mood, and she is less clingy, less bored, happier, etc.

I am certainly not trying to wean or anything, but I do try to make sure that nursing is balanced into our day with other meaningful interactions and fun things to do, so it just one thing we do, instead of something she wants to do almost all the time.
post #39 of 51
Ds was exactly that way, demanding, constantly and I mean constantly nursing. Some playgroups he nursed the entire time! At 37 months, he weaned with very slight encouragement from me. Now he tells me he can't remember nursing...

All I can say is enjoy these moments...she won't be like this forever!
post #40 of 51
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My ds nursed a lot when he was getting 2 yr molars. Hang in there.
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