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  1. #21
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    yup I don't know either...

    Who knows once the baby comes she might not even ask to nurse.
    some kids don't and its ok to say no if your not fealing it.

    my older ones were too far appart to tandem nurse.
    And phillip was cool with not nursing, he was ready to wean with a little push.

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    Tracie, you saw my post a few days ago! I'm only in the first trimester and my skin is crawling... I don't know how you made it that long. I you.

    It's crazy... my DS was nursing 8-10 times per day when we were home alone still. Maybe just out of habit, I don't know... because I'm distracting him now and telling him "Oh you don't need that" in a silly voice and he's totally fine. Doesn't even blink an eye for the most part! I am down to nursing at naptime and before bed now. And all night long... but that's another whole project I don't know how to tackle yet.
    Emily~ nursing my 19 mo old baby boy with baby #2 due June of 2011!

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    Just to encourage you.... my daughter self-weaned just before she turned 2 and I thought I would be SO sad and miss it, but really it was just fine. I was fine and she was fine. And now that she's headed toward 2 and a half, I can't imagine nursing her. I'm not against nursing past 2 or anything like that, I just realized that children are more resilient than we think they are. and 2 years is a LONG TIME to nurse!

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    and mommy to "M" - currently 2 years old
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*newmama79 View Post
    Tracie, you saw my post a few days ago! I'm only in the first trimester and my skin is crawling... I don't know how you made it that long. I you.

    It's crazy... my DS was nursing 8-10 times per day when we were home alone still. Maybe just out of habit, I don't know... because I'm distracting him now and telling him "Oh you don't need that" in a silly voice and he's totally fine. Doesn't even blink an eye for the most part! I am down to nursing at naptime and before bed now. And all night long... but that's another whole project I don't know how to tackle yet.
    Wow! That's great. You have plenty of time to decide what to do.

    It was worse in the first trimester, in terms of pain. That went away but now the latching on pain is back...
    Tracie

    Mommy to
    Lilah 10/08 nursed 25 months
    Beatrix 01/11 nursed 30 months

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    This morning went pretty well too... she was fairly easily distracted from nursing. I really expected huge meltdowns. She cried for a minute or so but was fine picking out a cereal and a cup for her milk and didn't ask again after that.

    Two more days this week and then I'll have to be on my feet all weekend if I want to try to keep it to once a day. I really think the after work nursing will be the hardest for her to give up. Although last night when it started to get to be too much, after about 10 minutes, I asked her if she wanted to play with something with me, she was just fine unlatching.
    Tracie

    Mommy to
    Lilah 10/08 nursed 25 months
    Beatrix 01/11 nursed 30 months

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    It sounds like you are doing really good so far! Sounds like your distraction techniques are working out well. For this weekend, I would just recommend planning ahead and having lots of fun activities to do with her... maybe a trip to the park or some new play doh or some new different snacks??
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    Sounds like it's going really well, Tracie. I was so surprised at how easily Nora gave it up. I really thought she was more attached than she was.
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    Play doh is a great idea! We don't have any. I'll take her to the store to pick some out on Friday. I also anticipate us going to several different playgrounds - on Sunday I got her to not nurse after her nap by asking if she wanted to go to the playground. We have several within walking distance. Monday night when we got home she said "I want nurse. Playground?"
    Tracie

    Mommy to
    Lilah 10/08 nursed 25 months
    Beatrix 01/11 nursed 30 months

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*norasmommy View Post
    Sounds like it's going really well, Tracie. I was so surprised at how easily Nora gave it up. I really thought she was more attached than she was.
    Thanks Paige.
    Tracie

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    Lilah 10/08 nursed 25 months
    Beatrix 01/11 nursed 30 months

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*eelme.eelme1 View Post
    I just realized that children are more resilient than we think they are.
    This is what my DH says to me all the time.

    This morning DH went to get Lilah and brought her to me while I was getting grits ready for her. She was so involved telling him that he needed to get dressed and put shoes on that she never even asked to nurse this morning.

    We'll see how it goes tomorrow. We'll be together all day and I am not sure if I can keep her to nursing only once. But I am going to try. Once a day might be something I can handle long term.
    Tracie

    Mommy to
    Lilah 10/08 nursed 25 months
    Beatrix 01/11 nursed 30 months

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