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Old 04-18-2006, 01:03 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi,
I had to share this sweet story...

A 4-yr-old friend of the family met our 8-mo-old son for the second time yesterday. She was SO cute with him, hugging him, playing with him, dancing with him,etc. While I was nursing him, she came over to check things out.
HER: What are you doing?
ME: I'm feeding him.
H: With your BREAST?
M: Sure!
H: Why?
M: Well, babies love it! (BTW: Didn't get into the nursing beyond infancy...sorry!)
H: Does he ever eat from the other side?
M: Yes, it depends how hungry he is.
She then pulled a pillow over and cuddled up right next to him, which he LOVED. A little while later, she was playing with her baby doll. She yanked up her top and put the baby to her chest and announced, "I'm feeding the baby!"

That's my very first experience with a kid's rxn to nursing!
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Old 04-18-2006, 01:14 AM
 
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That's so sweet! My son nurses his dolls too.

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aww!

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Old 04-19-2006, 05:15 PM
 
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That's awesome.
You know you probably made a permanent impression on this little girl!! It sounds like she never even knew that was how you fed babies. Now she knows and now she'll remember it for the rest of her life.
Go you!!!
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How cute

 

 

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That sounds like my 5 1/2year old. She gives all her babies "milkies" and asks me to watch them during the day while she's at school and if they get hungry I have to give them milkies while she's gone. I'm now a wetnurse to dd's baby dolls! Such a sweet story. Hopefully she'll grow up to be a breastfeeding mama.

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Just adorable! I love to hear stories like that!!
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Awww, that's sweet!! My 4 YO DD does that also...nursing her babies. She even cloth diapers them and wears a little sling, she's on her way, LOL!!

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