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    Default Second Toddler...feeling frustrated

    I am so happy to be nursing my second toddler, Mady is now 19 months, but I am feeling enough already often lately. Does anyone else go or have gone through this. She latches and all is fine but then she is just there forever, and I get to that point where I say enough, finish up and she absolutely flips when I unlatch. I unlatch when I feel frustrated that she just hasn't finished yet. I feel like our nusring sessions are lasting longer and longer, which is sometimes the case but sometimes it's just me feeling that enough already feeling....am I alone in this. I never ever went through this with Gabe, until I was 8-9 months pregnant and he was weaning anyways...
    Kelly

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    Madelyn born 9/24/09 delivered at home and caught by my husband

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    Default Re: Second Toddler...feeling frustrated

    Glad to see you around, I've missed you! Sorry you are feeling frustrated. I lost my milk with both kids around 16-17 months and we just slowly weaned with both that way. I have to say though I do wish I was still nursing Adelyn at times, I miss that closeness. So no advice, but just enjoy the close time you two have with each other.
    Mama to my Rubies
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    And my Christmas Eve baby
    L '12
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    Not alone but I'm nak so I will reply lat er, glad to se you
    Mommy to Maxwell 10-9-07 weaned with love (a party and a remote control monster truck) on his 4th birthday
    My Boy 3-16-10
    And my sweet pea Sam 2-12-11

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    Default Re: Second Toddler...feeling frustrated

    I was just about to post about the same. I want to know how I can appreciate the nursing sessiong with my toddler rather than resenting them.
    I heard at a meeting that the need to nursing/sucking peeks at 18 months, hence what seems like increased nursing sessions.

    I find it frustrating that everytime I sit he wants to nurse all the time. He would gladly nurse all day. Some times though I can distract him by offering something I know that he would like. This doesn't always work.
    I also get headaches at night as I am so tense because he won't unlatch! This is what frustrates me the most.
    Anyway I'm sure that I haven't been much help here, but thanks for letting me get it off my chest. Hugs!
    mother of beautiful ds born sept 09

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    Kelly how are you guys doing?
    Mama to my Rubies
    C '07
    A '09
    And my Christmas Eve baby
    L '12
    I will carry you all my life
    And I will praise the one who's chosen me to carry you
    W Apr '11
    R Nov '11
    The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt within the heart. *Helen Kellar*

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    Default Re: Second Toddler...feeling frustrated

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*gabesmommy View Post
    I am so happy to be nursing my second toddler, Mady is now 19 months, but I am feeling enough already often lately. Does anyone else go or have gone through this. She latches and all is fine but then she is just there forever, and I get to that point where I say enough, finish up and she absolutely flips when I unlatch. I unlatch when I feel frustrated that she just hasn't finished yet. I feel like our nusring sessions are lasting longer and longer, which is sometimes the case but sometimes it's just me feeling that enough already feeling....am I alone in this. I never ever went through this with Gabe, until I was 8-9 months pregnant and he was weaning anyways...

    Hi Kelly!!! Miss you, I am just recently back on here a bit too and I feel EXACTLY the same way at times. It is frustrating. JH wants to nurse frequently too and I do feel touched out at times. However, I mostly feel that way when I am due for AF and then it goes away...What helped for me was to start tracking my monthly cycle on a calendar, and then circling the days that are about a week before. Then I knew that was why I was feeling this way and that it would pass. Now I know exactly when to expect it and that makes it less burdensome! Call me so we can chat!

    Kathryn,
    Mama to my sweet blueberry eyed boy Joshua
    born on 11/2/2006

    and my blueberry eyed baby Jonah Henry...my water birth baby!
    born on 6/15/09



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