'NT (N/T)' posted by Little green man - 15/01/2013, 05:51:16
Thanks for sharing. I've been wonniredg for a while. My older nursling is a bit over 4 now and I've got the same aversion. Unfortunately (fortunately?) she is helping keep up my supply for pumping for her sister, so I'm not at a point of weaning, but oh I wish I were!!! I put quite a few limits on her and have, at times, had to just abruptly stop a nursing session. I HAVE to have something to distract me: book, movie, iPad or I go crazy. She's had quite a bit of time away from me as her sister spends time in the hospital, but the second I'm home again, she asks for milk. We try to talk about weaning, but she usually ends up in a puddle of tears, which makes me feel terrible!!! I'm a bit amused reading this as well, since you were one of the first examples of REAL extended nursing (as opposed to stereotypes) and back then, I think Mikko was 2? haha. I was so freaked out that ANYONE would nurse beyond 1 and here I am about to match you on nursing a FIVE YEAR OLD! hahaha. Thanks for sharing Mikko's nursing journey with us. By showing us the very normal process of extended nursing, you helped change my mind. Since I kept nursing through pregnancy, I was able to pump long term for my special needs daughter because her sister has helped keep up my supply. That's a big deal for my little one who has an immunodeficiency! I've been tandem nursing/pumping for 27 months now! Whew! Thank you again.