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Can you just tell your DC will be an extended nurser?

post #1 of 17
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My DD just LOOOVES to nurse so much that I just have a feeling she'll be nursing for a very long time. Yesterday I got out of the shower and when DD saw me shirtless, she stared at me chest, gave a HUUGE smile, crawled over to me like a maniac and lunged into a latch. Then she looked over and saw my other nipple, grabbed it and tried to get that one in her mouth, too! What a little boob addict. I don't see her being one of the ones who stops on her own anytime remotely soon...
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My DD just LOOOVES to nurse so much that I just have a feeling she'll be nursing for a very long time. Yesterday I got out of the shower and when DD saw me shirtless, she stared at me chest, gave a HUUGE smile, crawled over to me like a maniac and lunged into a latch. Then she looked over and saw my other nipple, grabbed it and tried to get that one in her mouth, too! What a little boob addict. I don't see her being one of the ones who stops on her own anytime remotely soon...
Definitely! I can't be braless around DD or she gets a huge grin and starts asking to nurse. Shoot, I take off my shirt and she starts asking for it. Her second birthday is on Thursday and she is showing no signs of slowing though I'm pregnant. It's been pretty steady through the pregnancy, about 2-3 times a day. I'm about 29 weeks at this point and know the only thing she's getting is colostrum. She still calls it milk though! Like someone else in another thread said, I like that my milk is the default. If I try to offer anything else (cow, goat, or soy) she has a fit. My mother in law makes a point of pointing it out to DSS that DD can't come for visits without me because she's still nursing. It's kinda annoying, but she's otherwise supportive. DH is supportive and DSS thinks it's the most normal thing in the world. My parents are supportive too, so I guess we'll see how things go when the baby gets here and my baby girl is no longer the baby.

Anna
post #3 of 17
Sounds like you have a happy nursling!
post #4 of 17
DS will be three soon and I honestly think he's not going to give up the "milkies" for a very long time. I joke with DH that I will have to go to college with him The other day he broke off, looked at me lovingly, and said "I love milkies, they're yummy"
post #5 of 17
My DD is 17 months and it's as plain as plain she will be nursing for YEARS to come. She's an addict.
post #6 of 17
I hear that... dd is the same way. She loves to nurse and loves my boobs. Last night I was topless in the bathroom and she couldn't keep her hands off them I also recently got her a shirt that says "yep...still nursin'" and she loves it and will tell random people "I like to nur my mom's nurs", which gets some pretty funny reactions
post #7 of 17
DS is clearly an extended nursling too - I just "knew" even before this pregnancy that DS would continue to nurse throughout. And that has def. been true, even during the past 2 mos when I have not been able to hand-express a single drop. He's just always been a HUGE comfort nurser!
post #8 of 17
When my ds1 latched on after birth I looked at him and said "oh you are going to be a good nurser aren't you?" He was a pro from day one and self-weaned about a month after his sixth birthday.
Wendi
post #9 of 17
DS has loved them all day and night since minutes after his birth. I've recently slowed him down to twice a day but plan to nurse for as long as he wants, which he tells me, will be sometime before 16. "Before I drive mommy."
post #10 of 17
love this thread. If he sees a nipple (ANYONE's nipple) he immedaitely smiles and either pokes it or goes to latch on. He has tried to latch on to DH a few times even
post #11 of 17
Our second child I knew. She's less than 2 weeks shy of her 4th birthday and an avid nurser.

Her younger sister? I don't think she'll nurse that long.
post #12 of 17
My 17 month old is boob obsessed! He says "I want boobie!" all the time, even if he just nursed. It was his first setence too, ha. He happily hums while he nurses. It's so apparent that he just loves it.
post #13 of 17
Yea, I look at the joy on my daughter face when she is nursing, and I cannot picture in my head her NOT doing it! Of course I know she will wean eventually, but it just doesnt feel like it could be anytime soon. And she is only 17 months. It just feels so natural with her. Like, how could be anyone think that it is wrong, or indecent, or whatever else uneducated people say about nursing past whatever arbitrary age. She is just so calm, and content, and peaceful when nursing. (Except when she is trying to nurse AND do somersaults or stand on her head.... )
post #14 of 17
I knew it when he was gaining weight before we left the hospital after a 2 day stay....and he's almost 3 and no signs of letting go what so ever....I think it's also a parenting thing...it's all in how you parent as to whether you nurse for extended amout of time...just my 2 cents.
post #15 of 17
Oh, yea, totally you can tell. When my son was around 12 months, he was still nursing a LOT more than what I thought he would be. He was also one of those toddlers that lunge at mommy's naked breast. He did that for a loooong time (probably until around 2ish). I tried to wean him twice (at 12 months and at 18 months) and the rebellion that I met was probably worse than the French Revolution!!! LOL

PS, He drinks bovine milk quite a bit as well and still knows exactly when he want's mommy's milk and only mommy's milk.
post #16 of 17
Yeah, I've known for quite some time, he's a long term nurser. At 4.5 he still gets that silly grin when he sees me topless - you can just see his mind working.
He loves his Fast Milkies!
post #17 of 17
Mine was like that. She is almost 4 and still going strong...
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