should i start back up breastfeeding my 4year old son?need advice asap please!!

Jasmine - posted on 07/08/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )

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he just turned 4years old! i stopped bfing around age 1. since than he always put his hand down my shirt to grab my boob, i would get embarressed sometimes when were in public so i started denying him to do so. and he gets mad. i started letting him more now agoiin because i know it comforts him like when hes tired or he gets hurt. but idk if it would be weird to start back up again. and i wouldnt mind i loved breastfedding it was so easy for me it came so natural. and i know all the good health benifits from it ? i need help asap!!!please

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Beatriz - posted on 07/18/2014

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I have a10 month old son...And can't wait for him to turn 1 year old so I can stop breast feeing ..

Kathleen - posted on 07/10/2014

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Stopping and starting again sounds like you might get bit! I'm not sure he would even know what to do, and the pain of starting up again on a child with teeth sounds like it would not be worth it. From his end, I'd be concerned about it throwing him back developmentally. If he wanted to wear diapers again, would you let him? Not that it's the same, but I think that stopping and then starting up again is unusual. Have you talked to the pediatrician or a lactation consultant about it?

My 4-year old is interested in my breasts, but I think it's more of a sexual curiosity than a desire to nurse again. I think so because of the little looks he gives me. Normal, but not food-related.

Yolonda - posted on 07/10/2014

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I don't have alot of advice, but kudos for nursing your son for 1 year! I am a mom of 6 and believe in extended nursing. My youngest is 5 and occasionally still nurses. I'm planning to adopt in the near future hopefully and nurse the new addition as well. You have to do what you feel is best for you and your son. :)

By the way, a friend of mine was tandem nursing her 4 and 1 year old sons and encouraged me to nurse my son longer than I intended.

The best to you!
Yolonda

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