I am the only person I know who 1. tandem nurses (a one year old and a three year old) 2. Extended nurses a three year old...and we're not talking "nurse to sleep" and "booboo" nursing. It's fairly often. I have set limits and I feel pretty comfortable with the nursing going on.
My issue is that I don't feel supported. At best, my family members (husband included) tolerate it and I find myself avoiding the topic with even LLL friends, because most don't choose this path themselves. I feel really isolated. AND I wonder if I am doing something "wrong" because my older son nurses so frequently, even with offering appropriate substitutes. My intuition leads me to believe that he simply needs this kind of comfort, but other external "voices" are pointing fingers at me, or so I feel.
I'd really like to see some other mothers chime in here and let me know it's normal to nurse a 3, 4, 5 year old so often. Have others had similar nursing experiences? What kind of personalities do these "higher nursing need" children have? (I'd like to think he's more sensitive and intelligent b/c of ext. nursing...anything to soothe my frazzled nerves