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    Default Suddenly wanting more

    DS has been down to just one or two nursing sessions a day for a while now. At about 16 months we dropped down to 3x/day and that slowly tapered down to early am and before bed. Since moving to our new house he's dropped the before bed nursing too.

    Now he wants to nurse 4-5 times a day again. Getting to the point of SOBBING until he makes himself sick if I say no. What gives? He'll be 2 on monday and while I don't mind him nursing it gets me that he's going backwards.


    ~Meg~
    Wife to Ray (09/07/07)and Mama to:
    Xander (01/19/07) nursed for 30 months
    Liam (12/12/09) still nursing through the night and in the mornings!
    Sebastian (7/29/12) my newest little nursling who graciously shares his milk with big brother!


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    Default Re: Suddenly wanting more

    2 year molars maybe?
    ~Jenn~


    mother of 2 boys!
    08/14/98~~03/20/08

    Birth: 7lbs 12oz, 1 year: 22lbs 11oz
    until he self-weaned 4 days before his third birthday ... still on occasion ... and happily

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    Default Re: Suddenly wanting more

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*sch.mommy View Post
    2 year molars maybe?
    This is the first thing I thought of.

    Kimberly Mommy to Landin and Avery

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    Default Re: Suddenly wanting more

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*meganbeth View Post
    Now he wants to nurse 4-5 times a day again. Getting to the point of SOBBING until he makes himself sick if I say no. What gives? He'll be 2 on monday and while I don't mind him nursing it gets me that he's going backwards.
    Awww. Maybe it's a milestone or his teeth. Or perhaps you cut out some sessions too soon and he needs a few back? Either way I would go with the flow and start again gently cutting down.

    Hugs to X!!
    Lisa

    Mommy to
    Logan 5-23-07
    Colby 12-14-09

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    Default Re: Suddenly wanting more

    He did get one of his 2 yo molars this week...man my boobs hurt again


    ~Meg~
    Wife to Ray (09/07/07)and Mama to:
    Xander (01/19/07) nursed for 30 months
    Liam (12/12/09) still nursing through the night and in the mornings!
    Sebastian (7/29/12) my newest little nursling who graciously shares his milk with big brother!


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    Default Re: Suddenly wanting more

    Meganbeth, I'm sorry this is a rough time. Because you say "suddenly," I wonder if an illness or teething could be the cause.

    My toddlers would nurse like newborns again and that was my first sign they were getting sick, even if they otherwise seemed healthy to me.

    I hope it's something that passes quickly, whatever it is.
    Sue
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    Default Re: Suddenly wanting more

    I found nursing a toddler was an up and down kinda thing! Just when I thought she was weaning, she'd start nursing all night again! Then she would end up having a cold.

    This too shall pass!

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