I have a 10 month old nursling. My now five year old was four when baby was born. He asked to try my milk early on and I wasn't sure about it, so I gave him some in a cup. I realize now he did really want to try nursing again. He was weaned at one year too quickly from my unexpected hospital stay. Long story short...I've carried a lot of sadness from that experience. Now five, he has been acting out and I sense he is very jealous when baby nurses. I talked to him about it and I asked if he wished he could BF. He said yes very quickly. I told him when he would like to try to let me know. He asked if anyone else his age BF and I said yes but they might not say they do.
Is this a typical situation? I wish I would have let him have a go at it right when baby was born. It's all bringing out tough weaning memories for me. Just want to make good guilt free decisions at this point.