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I have been tandem nursing both my DD 2 1/2 and DS 6 mos. Since DS was born DD mostly has nursed as much as he has throughout the day. Our nursing relationship has remained pretty positive although we have had our moments. The last 2 days she has all of the sudden dropped all of her daytime nursings. She only asked to nurse at bedtime and first thing in the morning when we woke up still in bed. I don't know if she is weaning or if something is wrong. When they self wean they generally drop feedings slowly right? Both of my nurslings have thier own side and DS refuses to nurse DD's side. I have been walking around so uncomfortable yesterday and today. I had to express about 12 oz of milk yesterday and today just to stay comfortable. I don't know wheather this is some kind of nursing strike or what. If she is going to come back to it I don't want to use cabbage to dry my one side up. I can't do this for long, I am normally a little lopsided but right now I am a c and an f! Has anyone been through anything similar before? TIA<br>
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I hope that she's just growing up and growing out of it. On a less happy note, could someone have said something negative to her? Preschool friends/teachers? I hope that she isn't weaning because she was made to feel badly. I just know that young ones at school can be vulnerable to that.<br><br>
Children do "forget" about it more and more sometimes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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My inlaws have always had neg comments about her nursing. Telling her she is too big. SIL told her in front of me that if she kept doing that mommy was going to get saggy boobs! I guess I never thought that maybe something that was said could have this affect on her. It has been 4 days now. She went from nursing at least 12 times day and night to twice in every 24 hrs.<br>
That makes me feel sick to think that maybe she took someones comment to heart. I had planned on nursing her to at least her 3rd birthday as she always seemed to need it so much.<br>
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I would ask her!<br><br>
And tell her the inlaws are wrong. Or Silly. Or made a mistake. Or don't understand. or something.<br><br>
And tell her she can nurse anytime she wants and in laws are poopyheads. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
How INCREDIBLY inappropriate for SIL to discuss your breasts in that way.
 

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We have had that disscussion before, I just tell her so and so is being silly.<br>
I let SIL have it in private. I am the only BF out of that entire family. FIL even commented at me once that breast are for men to play with not to feed babies! grrrrrrrrrrr<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: There have been quite a few comments over the years with regards to me BF. My MIL is the BF expert who fed all 3 of her kids carnation with tri-vi-sol insted of formula even because the formula upsett thier stomaches. Sorry bit of a rant here, I am just angry that they may have guilted my DD into not nursing in front of anyone. ( She has only been nursing in bed)<br>
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Is there anywhere you can go where she can see other kids breastfeeding? Maybe a La Leche League meeting is in order. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
There are also children's books about breastfeeding children.
 

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OMG, this thread makes me SO mad at your inlaws. I would definetly talk to your little one and see if the comments have something to do with it. There is a wholistic pediatrician in town who extended nursed. She had her son with her all day in her office etc. She said that she knows for a fact no one said anything to him, but that it was clear he picked up a vibe. All of the sudden, he told her that he only wanted to have nursies in private. She was really disturbed that our culture is so toxic about BFing that even a toddler picked up on it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
Hugs to you!<br>
XOXO<br>
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