my 18 month old is trying to nurse again, what should i do?

Chelsea - posted on 09/22/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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a am a mother of an only child who is 18 months, i breastfed her untill she was 8 months old and recently over the last 2 months and on and of before that she would "try" to nurse, if im cuddling her or she is upset she will "mouth" me. And when she gets nerves or scared she sticks her hands down my shirt. I recently found out that i just got pregnant and it seems like she has been doing it more and more? SHould i let her try, so she sees there isnt anything there or should i tell her no and giver her a cup?

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Dawn - posted on 09/24/2010

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I wouldn't get her started again since you weened her so long ago. Instincts are funny though; I was unable to breastfeed because of medicataion I was on, so my son ws never even introduced to the breast...the first few weeks he would move toward my chest when he was hungry. His hands started going down my shirt as soon as he could maneuver them and at 19 months he is still facinated with having his hands down my shirt (although this could now just be curiosity of learning learning body parts!)

Alisha - posted on 09/23/2010

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give her a cup. you just broke her of the breast feeding you don't want to slide back.just give her a little tough love it hasnt hurt anyone before i mean it might hurt her feelings but she's got to learn shes a big girl sort of.

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