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Originally Posted by callmemama
If your little one is nursing in the morning and at bedtime and in the night, my guess is you most definitely have milk! Its not unusual to not be able to express milk when your child is no longer an infant. It sounds to me like your child is naturally weaning on his own (this is great!). My ds slowed down to nursing only at bedtime shortly after he turned 4. Since he turned 5 two months ago, he began skipping several days in a row. I honestly don't know if he's weaned yet or not since we're in the midst of "skipped days" ... You are doing the absolute best for your child!! Breastfeeding does NOT ruin children; society's sexualization of the breasts is what ruins them!
Originally Posted by Mom4tot
I am sorry you are struggling with this. My 4 y/o nurses upon waking, at night and when he needs to. I am sure I am making milk. Your body makes the milk your guy needs, the same as when he was an infant. By letting him lead the way to weaning, you are showing respect for his needs and teaching the whole family some important lessons, that breasts are for nursing, and not just "babies".
I agree with KarenEMT about how difficult it is without support.
This is a wonderful forum to find support for continuing nursing....because of our name and goal, this isn't the forum for weaning advice.
Hugs to you, and know you are doing a wonderful thing
Originally Posted by mom23boys
Sometimes he chases me around the house crying because he wants to nurse. When I let him, I say "just for a minute" and he will bargain "no, just for FOUR minutes".
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