Mama to DS (6/07) , DD (6/09) , and DD (07/12) ..
LLL has a "don't offer, don't refuse" sort of policy which I don't fully understand. Clearly that might work for a 3 year old but certainly not for a 3 week or even 3 month old. So I don't know when they suggest to begin that approach.
Once a day doesn't sound like much, but I don't know how long you plan to nurse for. If you plan for a minimum of 2 years I would start to offer more. If 18 months is okay, then let it go.
Me. With 1 spouse, 4 kids, 16 chickens, 74 matchbox cars, 968,562+ legos, a dishwasher waiting to be emptied, a washing machine waiting to be filled and a lost cup of tea in the house.
soo cool 17 months and still nursing that is inspiring for other mamas
If you want to keep nursing then I'd definitely start offering more!
DS (6.06), DD (10.08), DD (05.11).
DS (6.06), DD (10.08), DD (05.11).
i kind of extended the advice of dr. newman - don't wait til a baby cries to nurse them, and my son appreciates being offered the breast. if he's upset he calms, and if he is calm he giggles, and will often stop nursing to kiss my face.
i love this age - expression of sheer joy for nursing. even when i don't feel like nursing, his reaction makes it pretty easy.
mama to callum (april 8,07) and everett (sept 24,09) - blessed to be married to my life's love since '98.
Lyndsi~ wife to Justin, mama to Waylon (7/06) Orin (3/28/10) and a surprise arriving in October
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I think a lot of people can continue at that rate. The weaning 'risk' is that your child will just lose interest if they are not nursing frequently enough (I think).
Okay, in that case I think we'll be okay because he's very enthusiastic still. I'll still offer more and see what he thinks. I'm loving the acrobatics.
ETA: I just tried something that worked (this time anyway). I gave him something to hold, then offered to nurse. He just nursed very well on both sides. Yay!
I also regret not having more resources when my others were younger, because I would have kept trying, assuming they were just "too busy" or something. That's water under the bridge now though, I can't change it. But I'm going to keep at it with this guy. Does anyone have any tips?
I offered several times today (and he gratefully accepted each time) and he nursed four times.
It was definately a comfort thing...
I offer frequently. It feels natural to keep offering. I can't imagine not offering right now. It might feel more natural to not offer in another six or twelve months. I won't know until we get there.
Chasing DS since April 2007 and pumping for DD March 2013.
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