Taking up breastfeeding again

Ashley - posted on 11/09/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I have 3-yr old twins and I breastfed them for the first year of their lives. My son has started showing interest in my breasts again by putting his hand down my shirt and laying his head down on them where the shirt is pulled down. I don't know if I should try and start back up or not :( any advice?

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Dove - posted on 11/09/2014

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No. Snuggling is fine, but teach him boundaries about other people's bodies. He's a boy. He's always going to be fascinated w/ boobs... but that's no reason to let him be sticking his hand down your shirt. Heck, I breastfed my youngest for 3 years straight and I wouldn't even let HIM do that.

There is nothing wrong w/ breastfeeding a 3 year old... but to start trying to nurse a child that hasn't nursed in 2 years... no. He likely would have no idea how to latch and suck properly in the first place... and rebuilding a supply that's been done for 2 years.... yeah, just... no.

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