|My youngest is 7 and nursing. I am *cough* mid forties and am not sure what to expect when we are done.
I am so glad I came to this forum today. My dd is 6. My dh has been making rude comments about her still nursing for at least a year - IN.FRONT.OF.HER!
: Last week he said something about her having weaned.
um, no, she hasn't. I have an 11 month old, so she sees him nursing all of the time. Nursing has always been very important to her though.
I feel bad that I usually limit her to nursing for a couple of seconds now. I am done nursing her.
I feel horrid about it, but I am just too touched out with both of them. I only started limiting her nursing last year when I got pregnant and was sick for the full 9 months and my breasts were sooo sore. Now she only nurses for maybe 5 seconds a day.
I sort of miss it, but I have a hard time nursing her. She doesn't nurse well - the LCs missed that her suck is all wrong. She has nursed wrong, essentially biting me, for 6 years now. Now that I have another child, who I worked so damn hard to make sure that he DOES nurse correctly and doesn't hurt me, I have a hard time nursing her when it hurts. And she doesn't *need* milk in the same way that the baby does. but still....
for those of you with kids past 5 still nursing - how often does your dc nurse? Just briefly, or for a more extended period of time?