My daughter is 9 months now and its so much easier now. She is still a baby you will see what I mean when your son gets there but really 9 months he will still be so little and you won't wanna stop.
For me, the only awkward thing about nursing my son now (he's ten months old) is that he's a squirmer. That, and a pop-offer. lol I give him three chances to pay attention to what he's doing. Once those are gone, his session is done.
I nursed my daughter for 3 years, and it does get easier as they get older. They'll have moments when they nurse like a newborn (growth spurts, illness, teething), but for the most part, the sessions are shorter.
It's important to instill good nursing manners. The previous poster mentioned the grabbing of the shirt. That's a big no-no in my house. You want juices? Be nice about it. lol
BF'ing does get easier as time progresses, and they still do benefit from MM even past 1-2 years. I BF DS1 for 3 yrs, 11 months, and have been nursing his younger brother for one year so far. When they start crawling, they need the antibodies just to keep healthy from being on the floor and getting into dust, etc.
GL, and happy BF'ing, Mama!
Wasn't awkward at all. Really wasn't any different.
Quoting Jlpmmom:Thank you all! We went for a check up today, and he's not gaining enough weight fast enough. I thought he was bigger, but he's only 8 12. Dr has me supplementing now 2 oz. 3 times a day. I feel like this is my fault, like I did something wrong becauseI don't know what I'm doing and I don't have anyone to help me. My mom ff me and my brother. Any new advice now? Thank y'all.
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