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How to handle????

Posted by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 3:36 PM
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My son is 19 months old. He has done great with breastfeeding and i have loved being able to breastfeed. I feel blessed that we have made it this long without issues.

Within that last month my son has been sick, teething (curse the pointy teeth and molars) and my husband has deployed.

I am all for continueing to breastfeed but my son lately has wanted to be at my breasts but isn't actually nursing. He is just getting  comfort.

So what do i do?????

If he needs that comfort i want to give it to him but it drives me crazy when he isn't nursing.

So do i just let him be at the breast without eating?

Do i make him get off if he doesn't eat?

Should i just say we are done with nursing?

HELP ME PLEASE!!!!!!

by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 3:36 PM
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gdiamante
by Gina on Jan. 25, 2010 at 3:39 PM

There is no wrong answer here.DO what YOU feel is best. Talk it over with the woman in your mirror.

Me., I'd let him do as he will...and I hated nursing. But had I done anything oelse the woman in my mirror woulda kicked my butt.

So go talk with yours and see what the two of you can agree on.

Krysta622
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 3:40 PM

What do you want to do?  That's what you do.  No harm in comfort nursing if you're ok with it. 







                              

Marimaru
by on Jan. 25, 2010 at 6:27 PM

I would probably allow the comfort nursing if it were me, but you need to do what works for you guys.

Marimaru

Mommy of Isabelle Rose, born 10/11/2009

MomtoAidan08
by on Jan. 26, 2010 at 10:01 PM

Thanks you guys for the input!!!

He is not requiring as much which helps.

I have decided that if he needs the comfort then i should let him.

Thanks again you guys.

star33
by on Jan. 27, 2010 at 5:54 PM

i allowed mine too. it felt a little strange for him to be there & not nursing at 1st. i would do whatever is comfortable.

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