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Jadon started complaining that there was no milk in my sippy when he was about 3 and a half - I was newly pregnant, but could still hand-express lots of milk, and Eli was still nursing alot, so I knew there was milk there. I figured it must be that he wasn't getting any/enough when he nursed - maybe forgetting how? I told him he could keep trying, or have something else to eat or drink. Mostly, he chose something else, and took to hugs and cuddles for comfort. Now, he asks for a hug and kiss to "cheer me up" if he needs physical comfort.
Right before my return to fertility after Eli, he went for about three days almost exclusively nursing, and asking to nurse like 20 times a day....I thought about weaning him then, because I was so overwhelmed ( he's tall, I'm short, there was no way to physically avoid his little hands) Then, the morning I thought "I just can't do this anymore" - he went back to once at waking up, and right before his nap. Sometimes, he says that when this baby is born, there will be lots of milk, and he can nurse then. I will let him try if he wants too, but kind of hope to only nurse two at a time....
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