Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Nursing somewhere public in So Cal
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I'm tandem nursing my 4 and 2 year olds. It hasn't been to bad, thankfully. My only real aversion is to DD's habit of being silly and talking to my breast and kissing it before she nurses. She thinks it's funny, but it's like nails on a chalkboard to me. I don't know why it weirds me out so much!
This is my fourth pg I've nursed through, third I've tandemed through. We will triandem for the third time, provided DD doesn't wean first, which I very much doubt she will. Somehow, I've never dealt with pain, just some sensitivity. I generally have some aversion related to my older nursling, so I guess it shouldn't surprise me this time.
With my last one, I suddenly realized that DS2 and DD had VERY different latches, and I desperately wanted him to wean. When he nursed, I experienced that urge to just throw him across the room and away from me that I had read about, but I had certainly never experienced. I encouraged him to wean, which I never expected to do, as I'm pretty hardcore CLW. He ended up weaning around 4.5, shortly after DS3 was born, but I did set major limits during pg.
I know that guilty feeling. I had major mama guilt, especially because DS1 self-weaned at 5.5. I felt like I was treating DS2 unfairly, but the feelings of resentment building up related to him nursing were even worse, and I knew it was the best thing for us. Of course, he was three years older than your DS, so I don't know how helpful that really is!
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Crunchy wife to my high-school sweetheart, mama to DS (10/23/05) , DS (11/22/07) , DD (3/9/10) , and DS (5/26/12), and three babies in Heaven.