When I told DD, it broke my heart. She's been exerting such self-control and not asking to nurse 99% of the time. Occasionally, she cries for nursies in the wee hours of the morning, and she talks about when I get healthy and the baby comes, they'll share nursies together. I just tell her that's a great idea and try not to cry....maybe she will (if she remembers how). It just makes me feel so sad, like I've stolen something so precious from her
I'd try not to worry though, she'll remember just fine. My LO weaned at 2 years old and when his little bro was born about 10 months later he has the odd nurse every now and then. It felt a bit funny at first! but he didn't seem to have any problem. He's now 3.5 and every now and then if he has a bad dream or anything he has a quick nurse.
Just keep telling your Dd what a big strong brave girl she is and what a great big sister she's being because she's keeping the baby safe. And as soon as the baby is here she can have nursies again.
Mama to 2 gorgeous little boys 5 yrs and 2.5 yrs expecting another in November 2011!!
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Me, DS, and DD Grateful to the baby I lost for sticking around long enough to teach me what I needed to know so badly We love our forest valley home, our goats and chickens, and wild harvested food-medicine