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#511 of 520 Old 08-17-2004, 09:55 PM
 
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Thanks to all of you that responded so eloquently in support of my post.

Things have improved for us. It was just a brief time where dd was not herself. She seems to have forgotten last week and we are back to our regular rythym.

My relationship with dd is so subtle and intuitive. I think any grand statements of intent is going against the grain for us.

I think my method of dealing with unwanted advice is to smile and nod. My Mom asked today if we had weaned and I explained how we both are not ready. I explained that all the other methods of parenting that dh and I utilize are ones of a gentle and patient manner. She then said in a loving way that I was never one to choose the path most walked!

After my conversation I realized that my friend who encouraged me to begin the weaning process also allowed her child to cry himself to sleep during this process. This to me is an epiphany of realization of how different our parenting techniques are. I just could not allow dd to cry and weep in sorrow without helping her. I do not have it within me.

Thanks again for all your support...I am sure I will be back often!
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One of the joys of nursing an older child is hearing commentary on the taste of the milk! Ds and I used to joke about which side had "brown" milk. Well, last night he informed me that both sides just had plain milk. I asked him if it was as good as soymilk, and he said not quite, but almost. So then I asked him if he just wanted a cup of soymilk at night, and he said "no". It was that simple for my little 4yo (soon to be 5yo!)!
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Dd used to say my milk tasted like ice cream.
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my milk tastes like "a BIG almond milk!"
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My mamamilk tastes like "sweet love" according to my two year old. She, of course, had to have a sample when I asked her the question.

My 4 year old nursling says that mamamilk tastes "like warm cuddly sweet milk"

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sad and a little OT: a friend of mine said her son has just weaned, and she never got around to tasting the breastmilk, and doesn't expect to have any more children after the two she already has. Don't know if this is sad about tasting the bm or about the weaning, maybe more meloncholy, but she did mention that it would have been interesting to taste it and now she can't.
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I've never tasted my breastmilk. Is it really that interesting? Well, now that I'm pregnant it might taste different anyway?
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I just remember the one time way back when ds was a few months old I tasted it and it was incredibly sweet and smooth tasting. No wonder he's addicted to it!
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a friend of mine said her son has just weaned, and she never got around to tasting the breastmilk
Also out there...... If she "just" weaned couldn't she pump and get a little milk flowing to taste it?
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well, her son was down to once a day and she was pretty sure that there wasn't much there, which probably prompted him to abandon breastfeeding. but you're right, she probably could pump something out....
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