Wanting to nurse my two year old again...any advise would be great

Melissa - posted on 01/16/2011 ( 16 moms have responded )

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I am currently nursing my 4 month old baby, I nursed my two year old untill he was 15 months and he never really wanted to quit anyhow I was wondering if it would be allright to nurse my two year old again, he tried to nurse a month ago and he tries to every time I go to nurse his brother River I am really wanting to Nurse him again along with his baby brother, Shawn has been through a lot and I think it will be the perfect solution to helping him does anyone have any advise on what to do oor if it is okay?

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Mandi - posted on 01/19/2011

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many women tandom feed thier childen, i have a friend with 6 children under age 8 so she has done this with almost all of them and they r all fine! dont worry about what people say its what makes baby happy that counts!!

Mandi - posted on 01/19/2011

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if u want to and you r doing for the right reasons(for the well being of your child not for you) then go for it! my daughter will b 2 in 6weeks and we r still nursing full time. I keep telling everyone and myself I will quit when she turns 2 but I honestly enjoy it and so does she, she will be my last child and I think I just want to hold onto that awhile longer. anyhow, there are no health risk, it is actually recommended to nurse until they are 2 so no worries about that, the only thing you need to be concerned about is that you quit nursing him b4 it gets silly like if he starts school at 3 youll want to stop by then but it wont hurt either of your children or you to nurse them. maybe I would reccommed nursing the new baby most of the time and then picking a quiet time of day to nurse the older child as a bonding time, maybe later after baby goes to bed or early b4 everyone gets up, then the 2 of you can have a nice quiet bonding time to nurse, i wouldnt go back to nursing full time because you dont want to take that nurishment away from the baby. GOOD LUCK and stick with your gut! dont let people emberras you or talk you out of what you feel is right!!

Marcella - posted on 01/18/2011

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I think it is both wonderful and natural. You are doing something amazing for him. I hope it goes well for all of you.

Lizelle - posted on 01/18/2011

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It's an amazing experience to nurse your baby and toddler and I loved every minute of it. I however kept breastfeeding while pregnant, which made it easier. Usually babies lose the ability to breastfeed a while after they stopped. They "forget" how to curl their lip and tong. Best would be to see if he can still do it.

Rachael - posted on 01/17/2011

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it is most definitely 100% ok especially if he wants to nurse. you should ask him id he wants some milk at a time when his brother is not nursing (so he feels special) the allow him to nurse tandem with his brother. make sure he knows that he can seek comfort from you by nursing. good luck!

Rebecca - posted on 01/17/2011

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I'm looking forward to the challenge of tandem feeding. I have an 18month old who still demand feeds (1-4 x day) and am 8 months preg! I try and talk to her about the new baby and hope that by continueing feeding she still feels as secure as she does now. (Oh and I'm lazy and its a great way of spending quality time with my kids!). Go for it! My best advice is not to listen to anything but your heart when it comes to BF!

Aicha - posted on 01/17/2011

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I have tandem nursed my 2 older children when they were young and I plan on tandem nursing when my son is born his sister is 15 months old and she is still nursing I nurse her when we are home or at a friends but I stopped nursing her in public because she likes to yank my shirt up and play with the other breast while she is nursing

Cassie - posted on 01/16/2011

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I dont know why it would be any of their business, you're his mother and breast feeding is totally natural. Its not like you're forcing him to do it, he wants to, and he is still so young, i could see if he was school aged it being wierd, I think people need to just mind their business. You breast feeding is not putting him in any sort of danger.

Melissa - posted on 01/16/2011

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Well to be honest w you cps got involved bc of false accusations and then I was told to quit so they made me and they also made me sign an aggreement to comply w there services and I did not get everything done in time so they took him and I have been fightint like crazy to get him back I will be at trial home visits March the 9th and thats when he will b back w me but the case wont be closed untill they check up on us every month once a month for 4 or 5 months to make sure things r going okay so n e how, would cps be able to hold this against me if I did it, or would they look at it in a bad way if u know what im sayin I mean u gotta know just how annal sociaty is if you do research on things...

Sandie - posted on 01/16/2011

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aww go for it! what a nice way for your children to share some quiet cuddling time with you together as well. :) x

Cassie - posted on 01/16/2011

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Tandem nursing refers to nursing two or more babies at the same time. I didnt know much about it until I started my research. Dont worry about what other people think, what matters is what works for you and your kiddos, and how you feel about it! I dont know why you quit nursing, but lots of toddlers are still breast fed, I know women who breast fed until their children were 3 or 4, their babies loved it so much they just didnt want to give it up. I plan to go as long as my lil ones want, poroviding it is phsically possible! Good luck!

Melissa - posted on 01/16/2011

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Thank you for your responce, what is tandom nursing? lol I hope I dont sound like an idiot askin but i was just wondering, an so it is normal for mothers to nurse there toddlers again if they quit when they were younger, I was starting to feel a little on the awkward side thinking about nursing him again because of how i feared some people would react to it I know my little one would absolutly love it and it would comfort him and It will also be an excellent way for him to get nourishment so I dont see a problem w it but I fear others will

Sammie - posted on 01/16/2011

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I say go for it. Nothing wrong with it. Did he remember how to nurse when he tried? If he still remembers how, i would by all means let him.

Cassie - posted on 01/16/2011

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I am curently TTC and have done quite a bit of research on tandem nursing, as i have an 8.5 month old already. My lil guy loves to nurse and is still pretty unsure about bottles or cups. I plan on letting him self wean and nursing both babies when the time comes. I see no problem with it if he is really interested in it. Lots of women tandem nurse and love it.

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