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I am just about to have baby #4. and my youngest son stopped nursing a couple months ago (He was 2.5 at the time) and I have heard from friends he might want to nurse again once the baby is born. Which I am ok with. BUt while we (dh andI) were talking the other evening about BF or childbirth or something like that, my 6 year old son asked if he could nurse again once the baby was born. He hasn't nursed since he was just over 2 and 1/2, so it has been years. I don't know how I feel about that. It kind of weirds me out. Not the nursing of a 6 year old because if he had been nursing all this time I wouldn't think anything of it. But just re-nursing him after all these years... I don't like the idea. Now it isn't like I am a wimp or something, but I feel kinda guilty that I would nurse my 2 1/2 year old again and the baby, but not him. I am sure he wouldn't even say a thing about it, but I feel sorta bad, but then not bad enough to nurse him again. Does that make since?
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personally, with my six year old (who weaned when she was almost five), I would say..I loved nursing you but our nursing time is over. sorry.
on the otherhand, if you are comfortable with it, you could say..."sure" and let him try. my guess is that after that long, he either couldn't get it to work (the way of sucking is an instinct that they lose over time) or would just laugh and feel silly trying.
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