Re: Limits on nursing a toddler
My thinking is that you should stay out of the house as much as possible.
Obviously you can't be out of the house all the time, so when you're home, I think you have 3 potential paths: either give in, distract, or stand firm and keep repeating the "no means no, later means later" message. The first is the path of least resistance, but it will eventually result in less nursing because this is a stage and it will pass, and because kids sometimes cling tighter when they sense that mom is trying to pull away a bit. Distraction will work- but you'll be spending a lot of time trying to distract your kid, so it doesn't really give you a break. The third option will result in lots of resistance- clothes pulling, whining, etc.- but it's probably the fastest path to reducing your child's demand.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"