Re: A couple questions about nursing an older toddler
At that age, I was nursing just 1x per day. But older toddlers are all over the map when it comes to frequency- some kids are still nursing a lot, some are all but weaned.
What you do about weaning is really up to you. If you are comfortable letting your LO set the schedule for her own weaning, there is no reason not to pursue a total "baby-led" approach. If you want to push the timeline a little, then there are things you can do, like setting limits on where, when, and how long your LO nurses. I personally liked the time limit approach- when my LOs wanted to nurse, I would let them, but only "until I finish signing Twinkle Twinkle" or only "until I count to 10." Those countdowns got pretty fast towards the end!
I think that unless your LO has some sort of problem with her teeth- signs of decay, soft enamel, whatever- then it's okay to brush first and then nurse. The sugars in breastmilk aren't the ones that are associated with decay, and because milk doesn't pool in the mouth when a baby nurses, the sugars don't just sit up against the teeth.
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