Ilike like nursing a new child! Seriously! Its that inbetween stage of being a baby and being a kid. This is my third child and I still feel like I'm learning it all over again. I asked a friend her opinion since she nursed her older child until he was 5 yrs old. She says that she never refuses to nurse, because that is where comfort and acceptance are, and that should always be available. But could it also be seen as a reward when they are having a fit? This is what I struggle with. I want to address the bad behavoir, but maybe sometimes during their meltdown they need a calm safe place to regroup. I don't want to encourage them into thinking that they can act a certain way, kwim?
Then there are those moments where you are in the middle of nursing and your child insists on pinching, pulklling scratching etc. Well, I definitely stop that, even though it makes him mad.
Going through the twos is a lot of work, and honestly for some reason I though it may be easier nursing though it. Maybe its just because I forgot what its like, but it certainly doesn't feel easier than with my other two children who were weaned by age 2.
What are your experiences?
(btw, I still love nursing my baby and have no plans on weaning yet. I just want to be able to learn the best way to go about this stage is all).