Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: In a state of perpetual disbelief
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Does anyone else feel this way? My DD is almost three, and is still nursing but slowing down a great deal. And there's no good thread for me to join, because neither of us is completely in charge of leading the way. Her readiness to slow down a bit has completely coincided with my need for her to do that-- it's symbiotic, like the whole rest of our nursing relationship. I am pregnant now and nursing is really painful, so there are certainly times when I'm encouraging her to nurse less or to accept another method of comfort. But for the most part this seems very easy for her, and there are lots of times when she doesn't ask to nurse or asks to snuggle or rock instead.
I am ready for her to stop and in that am probably a bit ahead of her-- she still does want to nurse. I'm honoring that while at the same time trying to set some limits for the sake of my currently-beleaguered body. And I have to say, I'm pretty damn proud of nursing my nearly three year old child. It feels okay to me to be setting limits at this point in her life, and given that she's doing just fine with them, I don't think they're harming her a bit. Anyone feeling the same?