I am going to be adopting my niece. She just turned 2 years old this month on the 12th. I have two other boys that i've "adopted". My older son i started to raise full time at 4 years old, but was a his part time parent since he was 3months. My younger son i took on full time at age 2.
Although i've always known that breastfeeding is best, i never once considered breastfeeding either of the boys, at any age.
Maybe it's because i'm pregnant that i want to breastfeed my niece? I've already asked this group about it, and most have said that i shouldn't attempt it until after the baby is born. Which is fine, of course. But for some reason I have a daily desire (usually when she's upset, she sucks her thumb too and i don't know if that also has something to do with how i feel) to nurse her.
I'm pregnant with my first, by the way, so i've never breastfed before.