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Ds2 (turned 2 in July) wants to nurse nonstop during the day. If he's bored, hungry, thirsty, tired, upset, hurt - whatever. He wants to just hang out on the boob all day too. If I let him, he will just sit and nurse and nurse and nurse and nurse . . . I usually have to be the one to end the nursing session because I just can't take it anymore.

So he'll come over and want to nurse. Fine. We nurse for 10 minutes or so. He gets up and toddles off. Then 5 minutes later he wants to nurse again. I tell him we're not going to nurse, ask if he's hungry, thirsty, wants a hug, etc. He just flips out. He's screaming and trying to pull my shirt up and climbing all over me. It's really getting old.

How can I put an end to these? I don't want to have to wean completely, but I am just so done with the constant demands for nursing. (Also, he isn't really talking yet, so that affects how much we can communicate about what he wants.) There needs to be some limits around nursing, but I don't know how to do this.
 

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There are times she latches on and covers my mouth in protest as I count.
That totally cracks me up. Ds2 will put out his hand like a traffic cop and shout NO! if I try to tell him something he doesn't want to hear.

Definitely when I sit down to the computer he wants to nurse. He knows that I will often let him because he can nurse while I surf. I had to set the limit of no nursing while I was on the phone, cuz as soon as the phone would ring he would insist on nursing. That took awhile but it seems to be sinking in. I like the idea of counting, and may give it a try.

But even when I'm not sitting down he'll take my hand and lead me over to one of the several places we often nurse. And then proceeds to throw a fit when I try to explain that we're not nursing cuz we just nursed 10 minutes ago!
 
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