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  1. #31
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    Default Re: Bringing a toddler back to breast

    Great pix!
    Mama Jen

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    Happy Toddler, 19 months, still bfeeding
    Late Son, passed at age 8, bfed 5 months
    Daughter the Elder, age 19 yrs, bfed for 22 months

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    Awww, so sweet Colleen! So happy for you!
    I'm Anna
    Proud mama to my 2 little high needs "koala bears":

    Ethan born 8/23/08
    Bfed for 22 months, weaned with love 7/2010

    Lucas, born 1/6/11
    Nursing strong for 19 MONTHS!

    Cloth diapering 1 full-time even though I'm constantly ! Currently in potty training mode. We also and

  3. #33
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*zplum View Post
    And wouldn't it be cool if he came back to nursing and his stress levels went down? He gets so over stimulated (we're exploring sensory issues for him) and I have to think that nursing could help him relax.
    Yeah, I just quoted myself. So far Silas is nursing once or twice a day. Each time it is when he is under stress or becoming frustrated or scared or over stimulated. He has made the connection that nursing= comfort and I am so thrilled with how he is using nursing to calm himself down. He's not doing it everytime just some of the time but I suspect that as we go along he will pick up a few more sessions. He's still not saying much but he does say "mmmm" after he nurses and it makes me all because I remember wanting to hear his thoughts about nursing as he nursed into 2 or 3 years old and was so sad when I thought that wouldn't happen for us.

    Something SO interesting is that all of a sudden he SEES Lola. He has ignored her since she was born. Almost completely. He held her once and I got pics but beyond that he barely even looked at her. Ever since he started nursing again, it's like he SEES her ykwim? He sits on my lap while I'm holding her and he touches her leg and smiles at her. He tries to look directly into her eyes and he smiles so big when she smiles at him. He's even hugging and kissing her. And it coincides with him nursing again and is usually when she is nursing or he wants to nurse that he becomes affectionate with her. Ugh! Anyhoo, I'm rambling now but I thought that was really interesting and wanted to share.
    I'm Colleen
    Mama to
    Silas born May 2009 ~ Nursed 18 mos, weaned during pregnancy, unweaned at 24 months, still nursing when he feels like it
    Lola born March 2011 ~ The Mary Lou Retton of toddler nursing
    Married to Brandon
    Using cloth on both bums

    We hibernate together



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    Colleen, everything about this is just a dream come true! I'm so happy for you and Silas AND Lola, that you all get to share this new awakening of relationship. I hope this does end up relieving a big portion of Silas' stress and lets him turn that energy toward making himself at home in his world and his body.

    ETA: I just saw the pictures!
    Teal

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    Thanks Teal! I really believe that it will help him. I have always thought that in the end a big part of his stress was that he weaned too soon. He was always a HUGE comfort nurser and then one day my milk was just gone. It wasn't fair to him. He was too young yet. He still needed nursing. Even Brandon thinks so too. Some kiddos do fine weaning before two but I think Silas really NEEDED to nurse longer. I just hope that this really does help him regulate a little. We'll see......
    I'm Colleen
    Mama to
    Silas born May 2009 ~ Nursed 18 mos, weaned during pregnancy, unweaned at 24 months, still nursing when he feels like it
    Lola born March 2011 ~ The Mary Lou Retton of toddler nursing
    Married to Brandon
    Using cloth on both bums

    We hibernate together



  6. #36
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    Default Re: Bringing a toddler back to breast

    Such sweet pics! And for Silas "seeing" Lola! Now he's found a common interest with her.
    Mommy to Mary Louise, born 6/28/05, Self weaned at 2 years and 2 months

    Mommy to Craig Isaac, born February 16, 2008, Self weaned 3 years and 4 months
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