Originally Posted by Ironica
...so the thought of nursing someone this age isn't quite as out-there for her.
Thanks, everyone, for the responses.
Just to be clear, it's not his age that has me hesitating -- I admire extended breastfeeding and plan to BF my next child far longer than I did with my DS. (The first time, I didn't have enough confidence that my body could successfully work through a supply issue, and wasn't educated enough about the issue, so I supplemented, which, as is now obvious to me, made things worse, and so on.)
It's just that ... I'm not sure how to explain it. DS and I haven't nursed for more than 2 years, and I think I would feel really uncomfortable with him being so intimate with that part of my anatomy all of a sudden, after not having access to it for so long. Does that make sense? As I said in my initial post, if we had been BFing all along, then obviously I wouldn't feel uncomfortable in the slightest and would just tandem nurse with no worries.
But at the same time, I don't want him to feel rejected, or to wonder why the new baby is allowed to nurse but not him. So, even though I think I'll feel odd about it, I may just let him try it (if he asks) and see what happens.