Reasons I tell myself (tandem nursing a 3 yo and 1 1/2 yo)
- It is still the best nutrition, even for a 3 year old.
-They are almost never sick, and when they are it is mild.
- I believe that humans are supposed to nurse until at least 2, that is what they biologically expect.
-It is one of my great mommy tools, for calming fears, easing hurts, getting a few minutes to talk on the phone.
-My kids nurse to sleep--with the book light on!!! So to put them to sleep I just lay in bed a read, I don't think it would work if I wasn't nursing.
- I am lazy, it is easier to nurse then and sit somewhere and know what they are doing, then wonder who is throwing things in the toilet, or climbing up on the window sills, or playing in the fridge.
-When their needs are met they will stop. Everytime I have tried to change nursing patterns, it was either so easy- like actually having dinner ready at the same time so they ate instead of nursing all evening, or it has been a battle and they alway hold out longer than I do. So at that point I have decided that their needs are more than my need to stop.