Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tandem Nursing

is defined as having two or more nurslings at once, whether they are twins or triplets or a toddler and infant. Little Mister nursed through my pregnancy and is still nursing, and I'm okay with it or I wouldn't still be nursing. He just wasn't ready, especially with all the food sensitivities he seems to have, and if he gets into something with milk or whole grain corn (doritos, popcorn ... ) he gets sick and loses weight.

For the record, I do have my own limits here and will have Little Mister weaned by Christmas, hopefully sooner, now that he's finally showing some signs of being ready to wean and will eat other food. I'm not going to nurse anyone until they are 4 or 5.

3 comments:

Katie said...

I firmly believe that each of us mothers are different and we all have our own things that work for all of us. I'll admit before I was a mother myself that I would see things people did that I thought was weird and I judged them in a way, but now that I'm a mom, I realize that we all have our own ways, and you should never feel bad about anything you do for your kids that's healthy and works (such as tandem nursing). Do your own thing! If it works for you, that's all that matters! It's nobody's business or concern but yours! Even if you DID decide to nurse a 4 year old. :)

stewbert said...

lol. thanks Katie. :)

Kipluck said...

I think you've got to do what's right for you and him. Besides you're not too bad... on the mission we were teaching a lady when her 5 year old walked up to her unbuttoned her shirt and said "I'm hungry, Mom!" and STANDING there started nursing. Weird.