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Acorns to Oaktrees

October 15th, 2001 at 4:21 pm

Nursing

I don’t think it works when you have a major struggle over cutting back on the nursing. It hurts the kid, and it hurts the parent.

I talked to a lactation consultant about this, too. I’d love to nurse Chunguita for 2-3 more years, but I don’t want to be nursing her every hour for the next 2-3 years. The consultant indicated that after 2 years of age, you can actually talk to the kid about limiting the nursing and that until then, you are stuck with temper tantrums if that kid really wants to nurse.

I figured I’d try this with Chunguita. She is just starting to understand “later” or “we’ll nurse after we …” It’s hit or miss, but over the last month, the hit ratio has gone up. Granted, a lot of that depends on how tired Chunguita is.

Another thing that is making this easier for us is that Chunguita no longer requires that *I* comfort her when she has an owie (WAH!!!). The other day, she took a fall, DH got to her first, and she didn’t want to come to me (WAH!!!). So that tie is slowly breaking. WAH!!!

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