Hi i have a two year old girl that i breastfeed for a year and even thou i'm not producing milk she's still doesn't want to let go I'm currently 9 months pregnant with a boy and im planning on breastfeeding again but im afraid my girl wants to breastfeed too. isit true that if i breastfeed both my baby boy might lose interest in breastfeeding? and how can i manage my girl's jeaolusy when my son arrives?
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Allie - posted on 02/12/2010
not that is not true that he will lose interest. you already know how hard breastfeeding is and it takes time but to let your daughter know that she is a big girl now and her brother needs to eat. That is the only food he can eat right now but she gets to enjoy all other foods. I allowed my 3yr old and 2 yr old be involved with the diaper changes and holding the baby along with spending one on one time with them too this way they did not feel left out. my 3 yr old was the only one who had a problem at first but i talked with her and let her know that any time she felt left out to come and ask for a hug or to sit next to me and that i still love her. this helped alot. good luck and congrats
Manelle - posted on 02/08/2010
hi girl!! i had the same experience too but the difference is that they were both boys.. the eldest was like 3 yrs older but still breastfeeds... at first, the eldest may get jealous but you see... you need to let him/her know that your milk is also good for the baby and that baby needs it more than he/she does.. good communication with your child will help specially being as a older and responsible sister as well...
Stephanie - posted on 02/07/2010
no thats an old wives tail to get mothers to stop brest feeding at the area that it was looked down opan women feeding the the brest(the whole bottle rave years ago) acually it will not get in the way at all.(tho the timing of feeding may be harder to deal with and Your daughter might get a shock that milk comes out again lol) and it will not be "bad" for her to keep brest feeding unless all it is is a comfert thing. ..might want to look in to ways of showing her its okay things are changing with the new baby. like give her a job to to to help with the new baby(on the way or already here kind of thing) and let her know how much of a big helper or a big girl she is and that You love her for being the big girl. ..=)
Cassandra - posted on 02/04/2010
NO WAY! dnt event hink about letting your two yearold on there EVER again. It is way past the time. You should let her know that thats for babies and she is a BIG girl now. She may only be two but make her feel special in that sense. Does she have baby dolls that she can play with. Make her the "mommy" my daughter loves to do that. She will get over it if you are consistent. As long as you tell her "No! you are big girl now that is for babies" persistenly. You cant let her sometimes and then not other. She should not be on there at all. It may be a pain but its part of them growing up.
Bethani - posted on 02/13/2010
If you're not producing anymore (or haven't been for awhile) and she was still latching on, it sounds to me like you're a pacifier for her. If she was not even getting anything, then there was no benefit for her except comfort. Same as dropping a pacifier or blankie with an older child, it has to be done!
Emily - posted on 02/11/2010
THANK U ALL FOR YOUR REPLIES!!
@ CASSANDRA WELL SHE HAS A DOLLY BUT SHE DOESN'T LIKE TO PLAY WITH IT SHE LIKES TO PLAY WITH CARS AND BOY TOYS BUT IT IS AN AWESOME SUGGESTION SINCE SHE'S COPYING EVERYTHING I DO SHE COULD COPY ME AND ENTERTAIN HERSELF WITH THE DOLL =D !!! THANK U ALL!!!!
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