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I know a year is not much compatred to some of you ladies, but for us it is HUGE! I tried to nurse my first but with no support other than my DH I gave up quickly. I never even tried with my second because I was afraid it'd be like my first <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> but with my 3rd son I was determined, I came to the BFing forum here while PG and got alot of encouragement and remained positive when he was born a month early and spent some time in the NICU (we weren't even able to hold him until he was 3 days old). And here we are at 1 year and will continue on as long as he likes!<br><br>
Now for my question, how to keep a toddler to sit still long enough to nurse... does it ever happen? Or should I kiss the days when he cuddled up next to me all nice and still to nurse good bye?? My little guy is so wiggly and active it is hard to nurse him comfortably anymore, I am beginning to thnk I have a circus acrobat in training on my hands! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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congrats!<br><br>
the only time i get cuddles now while nursing is when we nurse down for a nap or during night nursing. sometimes i stay awake just to watch him nurse..even thought hes asleep, he is still cuddling w/ me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
its great to nurse a 1 yo and see no end in sight! the mamas here are very supportive..this is where i got the courage to nurse my ds3 for this long too and its the longest ive ever nursed any of my sons. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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Congratulations!<br><br><br>
And the wiggling <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"> hahaha that's what these <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/fly-by-nursing1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Fly By Nursing1"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/toddler.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="toddler">: are for!
 

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I wish I had advice... but since I have a 20-month-old acrobat on my hands, I'm afraid I'd be of no help. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I think at this age they're just naturally wiggly and prone to "fly by" nursings. These days the only time my DS holds still to nurse is first thing in the morning, and before nap/bedtimes when he's actually serious about wanting to drink (instead of just comforting himself <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> )<br><br>
Congrats on your nursing milestone! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Wiggling is normal and natural!! Meg's favorite is nurse long enough to get a strong letdown and then let loose and wander away- leaving me spraying!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> She really loves to do it in public <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Wiggling is normal and natural!! Meg's favorite is nurse long enough to get a strong letdown and then let loose and wander away- leaving me spraying!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> She really loves to do it in public <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"></div>
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Oh my, yes! Anthony has really taken to that lately, anbd sometimes he laughs so I can't help but wonder if he does it to get a reaction out of me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Congrats! It's great that you have pushed through all of the challenges.<br>
What I do with my drive by nurser is to let him nurse, which is for only like a minute, let him run away, and then bring him back for the let down. That way he isn't slowed down waiting.
 
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