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2 years ago

Breastfeeding mamas!

I am still breastfeeding my 13 month old and Idk when I'll be ready to stop 🥺 but she recently discovered that there's 2 nipples and while she nurses on one she needs to hold the other, I think it comforts her but it's silly to me! Anyone else?
Breastfeeding mamas!

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2 years ago

Sorry I personally find it abit odd when people BF for longer than it is nessesary especially with teeth...I mean who wants sore bitten nipples all the nutrients csn come from food when they have teeth. The comfort is usually more for the mother who doesnt want to stop when its no longer required.

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2 years ago

So true! Not to mention the many studies showing how extended breastfeeding leads to better health outcomes for babies (and even mums!). Obviously it’s up to the mother, but it is definitely not “odd” to breastfeed one’s baby past 1 year!

2 years ago

That's not right - a child's main nutrition is still milk until 1. Most kids have teeth before then. And, children need to continue to drink milk to support physical development for years after- some make the switch to cow's milk and some continue to breastfeed. Sometimes my son nips but him having teeth doesn't equal sore nipples. And, I know that he takes a full feed at night instead of having a cup of milk. Obviously everyone can do what they like but there are proven benefits to extended breastfeeding

2 years ago

When they get teeth its natures way of saying solid foods please

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2 years ago

Also babies get teeth way sooner than than the 2 years of nursing AAP recommended

2 years ago

Yes she eats tons of solids, but nursing is just comfort now so I will continue for a bit longer

2 years ago

I’m stopping at a year

2 years ago

My 15 week old squeezes the boob she's feeding from whilst feeding. I find it adorable! Trying to make the most of the time we have nursing as i dont want to go past 1 year, just personal preference xx

2 years ago

Love this photo! 🥰 My 15m old is a twiddler too lol. It doesn’t really bother me most of the time, but it’s pretty hard to discourage him from just reaching his hand down my shirt and doing it when we’re nursing in public 🙈

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2 years ago

Haha yes no concept of discretion yet at this point 😂 I’m so glad to see from this post so many other moms experience this too, and it’s also just so nice to see so many other moms nursing “older” babies and toddlers 🥰

2 years ago

I agree! It doesn't bother me I just thought it was funny and wanted to see if other mamas had experienced it too haha yessss she pulls down my shirt all the time 😂

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