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Old 01-03-2012, 08:39 PM - Thread Starter
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Does anyone here have experience with their older child pretending to nurse her sibling? My children are very into pretend and over the past two weeks my 4 year old has told my 2 year old "it's time to nurse now". I'm still nursing my 2 year old so it's a frequent topic in the house.

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Old 01-03-2012, 09:19 PM
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I don't have experience with my DD (who is 5) nursing her baby sister, but my DD (5) always always to pretend to nurse from me! She gets in the position and just pretends to nurse. She weaned at 2. I always ask her if she really wants to nurse for real, but she says she just wants to pretend.

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Old 01-05-2012, 08:24 PM
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We do a lot of play nursing in our house.  When Doozer is in a silly mood she'll want me to pretend to nurse on her.  She even asks The Hubby to play along.  Sometimes she'll ask to nurse on her daddy and then she cracks up.  We go along with the flow.

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Old 01-14-2012, 09:01 AM
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My girls did this.  My older dd was 4 when my younger dd was born and I walked into the room a couple of times when she was a newborn to find older DD trying to nurse her. 

Now they are 6 and 2 and still every once in awhile when they're playing and older dd is being the mommy she'll ask younger dd is she wants to nurse.  Usually younger dd just laughs at her, or she'll lay in her lap and then they have a fit of giggles from the silliness of it.

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