I'm due any day with baby #4
, and our youngest is currently 3.5 yo. She regrettably weaned around 18 mos, only because I had health problems that required surgery and didn't want to nurse her with all the radioactive dyes, drugs and crud they had put in my body over some weeks. Neither one of us was really ready to wean, but she was only nursing to sleep at the time, so I gave her lots of love & snuggles and thought she got through it ok.
But over the last couple years since then, she's always been fixated on my breasts, and still to this day she'll crawl onto my lap and bury her face in my cleavage, saying "Titty snuggles!" then proceed to reach into my bra and twiddle my nipple. When I ask her if she wants some "titty", she gets all excited and pulls out my breast to suckle. Even though she knows there's no milk, she just likes to put my nipple in her mouth for a couple seconds' worth of sucks, then smiles and pats my boob back into place. (does that sound weird?! lol)
Now I'm wondering what will happen when her little sis shows up, starts nursing all the time and my milk comes in! I have a feeling DD1 will be all over me, and am worried about jealousy that the new baby is nursing instead of her. What do you mamas think - would it be wiser to let DD1 nurse a little once in a while, or should I try to keep her weaned? I know DH would flip out if he knew she was even suckling once in a while at her age, let alone nursing again...so if I do, it will have to be incognito while he's not home! What would you do?