Tonya - posted on 11/29/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
I just had my baby, and I breastfed her. I do it in my bed, and a couple times I have fallen asleep while she is still eating. This is my 4th child, and I can say I've done it with all my kids. Anyways, one morning my three year old (who hasn't been breastfed since she was 1) came to lay down with me at some point in the night. When I woke up, she was nursing. I told her that she is a big girl, and big girls drink big girl milk. She seemed to understand, but now when I fed the baby she will want to sit on my lap, and she gets in bed with me more now then ever before. Her doctor says that giving her breast milk won't hurt her, and letting her nurse maybe once every other day will make her feel better. I haven't had any of my other kids do this before. She knew I was having a baby, and she was happy. My baby is two weeks old. I have breastfed all my kids for the first year of their life, so me not breastfeeding this baby is not an answer to my question.
What would you ladies do? Is this normal?