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Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-30-2009, 09:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,303
Posted By JJMama
I have not posted on this board since my nursing...

I have not posted on this board since my nursing days. Oh, those were the days.

My DS is 12 and in 6th grade. We live in a suburban community where most kids are over scheduled and do a lot of...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   10-20-2006, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By JJMama
Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you to Isamama and...

Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you to Isamama and all others who replied. First, Isamama your words hit the nail on the head for me and I really do think that I need a bit of support for weaning, but...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-18-2006, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By JJMama
Same thing happened with my DS and we ended up...

Same thing happened with my DS and we ended up putting a futon on the floor and he slept there, sometimes with me, sometimes without me, but once I realized how hard it was to get him to sleep in a...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   10-17-2006, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By JJMama
I am definately not pregnant. I do notice that...

I am definately not pregnant. I do notice that my discomfort increases right around the time of my period, but really, my feelings don't change.

I think part of it is that I have been nursing for...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   10-17-2006, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By JJMama
I have been lurking on these boards for years...

I have been lurking on these boards for years and now need some help!!

DD is 3 years old and #3. I believe in CLW and nursed DS #1 until he was 4, and DD #2 until she was almost 3 when she...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-09-2006, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By JJMama
Thank-you, thank-you so much for your replies!!...

Thank-you, thank-you so much for your replies!! This is so aweful and I feel so bad and it really does help to know I am not alone.

We had a horrible time this afternoon. DD fell asleep in the...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-08-2006, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By JJMama
Congrats! (On both the pregnancy and weaning!)...

Congrats! (On both the pregnancy and weaning!) My DD is turning 3 in a few weeks and I have been struggling to continue nursing her because it just doesn't feel good and I am not PG, but it is just...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-07-2006, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By JJMama
Now I am feeling really bad. Anyone else have...

Now I am feeling really bad. Anyone else have nipple soreness/physical discomfort while nursing older toddlers? Maybe I didn't describe what it feels like clearly, but I guess that is sort of what...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-06-2006, 11:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By JJMama
I am nursing DD #3 who will be 3 at the end of...

I am nursing DD #3 who will be 3 at the end of the month. The past couple of months, right around the time my period is due, I get overcome with a very strong feeling that I CANNOT nurse her for one...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-04-2006, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By JJMama
My DS nursed until he was 4. I definately had to...

My DS nursed until he was 4. I definately had to nudge him in the direction of not nursing anymore, but I really think he was ready and I was ready too. I have grappled with the idea of child-lead...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-14-2006, 12:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By JJMama
Dr. Jay Gordon has a gentle approach to night...

Dr. Jay Gordon has a gentle approach to night weaning on his website and I think he has also written a book about it. We have been using it and it is slow going, but it's working. Check it out,...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   03-14-2006, 12:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By JJMama
I would check/double check with the doctor. My...

I would check/double check with the doctor. My DS had anasthesia when he was still nursing and they told me it was fine to nurse him. (I don't remember when he had to stop though, but I know it...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-04-2006, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By JJMama
Becca, I weaned my DD at the same age when...

Becca,

I weaned my DD at the same age when I was pregnant with #3. I think exactly what you said - just being honest with your child. Also, it may not even come up. I tandem nursed my first two...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-06-2006, 11:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By JJMama
Just wanted to say that my 31 month old has been...

Just wanted to say that my 31 month old has been doing the same thing. I really couldn't take it anymore and decided to wean her at night (between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.) I am trying the Dr. Jay Gordon...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-05-2006, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By JJMama
I could use a little perspective and advice. My...

I could use a little perspective and advice. My 2.5 year old (3rd child, so you'd think I would have this down by now!) has co-slept and been nursed on demand since she was born. Last week, I...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-14-2006, 12:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,643
Posted By JJMama
I just have to tell you that I have co-slept for...

I just have to tell you that I have co-slept for 8 years and my 8 year old, 5 year old and 2.5 year old are three of the most independent and happy children I have ever met (of course I think that...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   01-10-2006, 12:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By JJMama
Good to hear! Sounds like you worked things out...

Good to hear! Sounds like you worked things out for both of you. I had responded to your original post, so it was funny to see your update cause I actually haven't been on MDC for some time and came...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   08-28-2005, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By JJMama
There will be enough milk for baby - just nurse...

There will be enough milk for baby - just nurse the baby first, so baby gets first dibs, but your milk production is pure supply and demand, so whatever your baby needs you will produce and whatever...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   08-23-2005, 01:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,694
Posted By JJMama
My DS weaned when he was 4.5 - he was only...

My DS weaned when he was 4.5 - he was only nursing once a day at that time and some days not at all.

Just wanted to share what I did with my DD - she stopped nursing when she was 2.5 - I was...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-14-2005, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By JJMama
I felt much better when I let go of all ideas of...

I felt much better when I let go of all ideas of what my kids should be doing, and just accepted what they did regarding sleep. All three of my kids did pretty much what you described your DS is...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-14-2005, 12:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By JJMama
It's amazing how our children can give us the...

It's amazing how our children can give us the answers we seek if we are able to hear them! As I was posting this, my DD said she wanted to go and sleep with her brother (which she really has never...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-13-2005, 11:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By JJMama
I am a frequent lurker and occasional poster,...

I am a frequent lurker and occasional poster, but I really need help! I am a committed co-sleeper - 7 years of non-stop co-sleeping, starting with my first DS who is 7.5, then my 5 year old DD and...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-05-2005, 03:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,101
Posted By JJMama
Your post struck a cord with me because I nursed...

Your post struck a cord with me because I nursed my DS until he was 4.5 and I really struggled with the whole notion of CLW - in retrospect, I now realize that I was far to rigid about what CLW...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   06-28-2005, 12:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By JJMama
Maybe it's her way of getting you to slow down...

Maybe it's her way of getting you to slow down and take some time with you before you start the day.......I too have had trouble "surrendering" to the time, but now that I have, I really enjoy it. A...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-23-2005, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By JJMama
I just typed a long response to you and then my...

I just typed a long response to you and then my 18 month old came up and I hit something by accident and deleted the whole thing! Sorry.

The long and the short of it was to be gentle with...
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