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    Default Question for mamas of older nurslings

    When your LO wants to nurse but you don't want to and you tell them "I'll give you milk when I am finished with X" Do you always nurse them after "x"? If they forget, do you remind them, or do you just let them come back and ask again later? Usually I remind him because I don't want to be lying to him. I don't know if he'll remember when he gets older that I tried to truthful, but on the chance that he will, this is usually what I do. Sometimes, when I offer after making him wait, he's too busy for it anyway.
    DS is 23 months, btw.
    Just curious.

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    Default Re: Question for mamas of older nurslings

    By that time I was gently encouraging weaning and I would just let Nora forget about it unless she asked again. If you're concerned about being truthful you could rephrase and say something like, "if you still want to have milk after I'm done _____ you can have it then."
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*norasmommy View Post
    By that time I was gently encouraging weaning and I would just let Nora forget about it unless she asked again. If you're concerned about being truthful you could rephrase and say something like, "if you still want to have milk after I'm done _____ you can have it then."
    Good idea. I really don't know why I hadn't thought of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*norasmommy View Post
    By that time I was gently encouraging weaning and I would just let Nora forget about it unless she asked again. If you're concerned about being truthful you could rephrase and say something like, "if you still want to have milk after I'm done _____ you can have it then."
    I'll have to remember that when my LO gets older, great advice!
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    Default Re: Question for mamas of older nurslings

    wow that was a wise way to put it!
    It does get easier as they get older, you'll wean down to fewer times a day and theese nursings will be more pedictable to toddler.
    They get used to only nursing at home and only at bed and nap times.
    They then quit asking when your out and about. And pretty soon you have a toddler that's just nursing 1st thing in the am. naps and bedtime.
    You guys will get to that point!

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    Default Re: Question for mamas of older nurslings

    If they forget, I personally would not remind them and offer again.
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    Default Re: Question for mamas of older nurslings

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*norasmommy View Post
    By that time I was gently encouraging weaning and I would just let Nora forget about it unless she asked again. If you're concerned about being truthful you could rephrase and say something like, "if you still want to have milk after I'm done _____ you can have it then."
    Excellent advice! I do this for a lot of things now, we need to do X before we do Y. If he forgets I just let him do whatever he's doing. IF however he remembers later I will let him nurse/whatever he wanted to do - I won't put it off twice. I just said we could do it after X, there's no time limit and it doesn't have to be RIGHT after X either.

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    Default Re: Question for mamas of older nurslings

    I Paige's rephrasing.

    I never had to remind DD about nursing, because when she was interested she never forgot that she had it coming!
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