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Computer Engineer- I write better in 1's and 0's. ;-)
I wouldn't worry about it.
I have explained to him not to mention it and I feel really sad about having to do that
I told him it was mommy/son time, a special time for just us and no one else.
Recently we had a "sibling attended childbirth class" which I noticed was taught by an IBLC. After the doll had the baby she put it to the breast and asked if the new baby would BF, I told her that my now almost 7 yo could tell her ALL ABOUT breastfeeding, where in DD volunteered that she nursed until she was 4. But again, it was contextual and I prompted it. I also mommy-led weaned her at 4.5. I think she'd still be nursing now at 7 and she has some idea that once milk comes back she'll get some!
Mom to three very active girls Anna (14), Kayla (12), Maya (8).
My nearly 4 yr old mentions it to friends, no biggie. But, I had to laugh when she told her uncle. She only nurses at home now, usually before bed. She said "I will get boobies at home". I don't think he can even conceptualize nursing someone this "old" so his response was that he didn't think she would have boobies for a few years. I laughed to myself, but didn't bother explaining.
but i am sad that she seems to be getting more self conscious about it, as do I, even in a fairly liberal city.
I still have vague sweet memories of it. I also remember tandem nursing with my then one year old sister. We adore each other today!
I feel very fortunate to be a product of a hippy mom from the 70's!
Birthing/Postpartum RN on my "free time".
My daughter's best friend, who we've only known for a year (so DD was weaned before meeting her), still nurses at 5+. And they do talk about it, but then both moms are nursing 14 month olds and they have sleepovers and the like, so my DD sees her friend nursing. I think it only comes up because we're around when she nurses.
When we talked about weaning (we talked about weaning for a LONG time ), they were really surprised to find out that most of their friends . . . okay, ALL of their friends were already weaned.
DD and DS are 11 & DD is 4 Our car is a bike!
Sharing our with 3, 2 & 4
I know this is an older thread, but I've been thinking about this. My 10 year old nursed until she was 5. We haven't really talked about it for a long time, but she recently told me that she thinks she should have stopped around age 3 since that is how long "most people" nurse. I really don't know where she got that from. She doesn't seem aware that most people don't breastfeed past a few weeks if at all, but I haven't figured out how to tell her.
A couple of years ago, we were at a public park and my daughter started playing with a particular boy. I started talking to his mom, and happened to overhear my daughter telling the boy that she nursed until she was 5. (I don't know how you get on that topic with a total stranger, but that's kids for you ) My first reaction was embarrassment since I was unprepared for that and didn't know how the other mother would react. But the other mom said, "Oh that's so good for her! My son nursed until he was four." We are still friends to this day.