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#1 of 3 Old 07-18-2011, 12:59 PM - Thread Starter
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:onI am at the end of my rope. My second child has always wanted to nurse constantly his whole life. I have a very high needs five year old. What can I do?
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Take really deep breaths.  Mine are almost 2 and 5.5 and EVERY time I sit down, the 2 yr old wants to nurse.  EVERY time.  It's taxing, to say the least.  Then, when I get 5 mins alone not nursing, the 5 yr old needs yadayadadyada and can I put this together and talks talks talks.  I've had to set limits on nursing.  It's not ideal as we were practicing baby-led weaning, but sheesh.  My boobs are not a carnival ride!

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My first was like that.  Strict limits in the second year was a lifesaver as we both learned new ways to relate and he developed coping skills that he hadn't had to develop before.  Honestly I never let my second nurse that much.  I think it was a mistake the first time around.  In infancy, no problem.  But not as she got older.  


Some people don't mind it but I hated it.  YMMV.

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