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nursing a newborn and my nearly 4 year old wants to nurse again.

he just stopped at 2 1/2 weaned really on his own but now that his brother is here he wants to nurse again. I let him! When should he stop wanting to nurse????


Asked by Anonymous at 10:30 PM on Jul. 31, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • don't let him. remind him he is a big boy and of all the things he can do that the baby can't. then ask him if he needs more mommy time.

    Answer by princezzmommie at 12:54 AM on Aug. 1, 2010

  • I would explain that nursing is for babies not big boys

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 10:31 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • Yeah, I personally think 4 is too old... That's up to you I guess.

    Answer by AshJoe05 at 10:33 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • He's just looking for attention. Don't let him

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:34 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • Dark131, she may be ok with nursing a toddler.

    He may stop in a few weeks or months. Since he sees his little brother is getting something (and attention), and he is not, he wants it. Maybe you can create an activity, like reading him a book or singing a song, every time you nurse.

    Answer by serioussifL at 10:36 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • I'd express the milk for a 4 year old. If they liked it I would just express it for them everytime.

    Answer by crazymom21 at 10:46 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • it's probably more the attention of it than anything. make sure you make special time for him everyday and he may stop.

    Answer by jennifer588 at 10:50 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

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