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breast milk for 4 year old I'm actually a virgin Due June 9; 1 child; Oregon 18466 posts
9th Dec '12

When this bun in the oven arrives DS will be almost 4 years old and hasn't breastfed since he was 22 months, but if can pump this time around and my supply is good enough I want to switch out his rice milkfor breast milk. What are your thoughts on this?

Elle With FOUR! 4 kids; Wichita, KS, United States 18964 posts
9th Dec '12

The baby needs it more than the 4 year old.

eKnuckles Due February 13; Florida 3472 posts
9th Dec '12

I think its awesome and would be a super healthy cup of milk!!

user banned 1 child; :), :), United States 5380 posts
9th Dec '12

I say go for it! Can only see benefits to that. :)

Rabbit. Due October 29; 1 child; Wpg, Mb, Canada 525 posts
9th Dec '12

I think it would be wise to save it for the LO on the way? And I could be wrong I'm not 100% on this but I think after the first year the benifkts from breast milk are not very much once they get on real food and milk. BUT I could be wrong :) but I say if its something you want to do and your producing enough milk for them both go for it :)

Mrs.Rachael +2.5 Due November 28 (girl); 18 kids; Shreveport, Louisiana 10326 posts
9th Dec '12

can't see why not!

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
9th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting eKnuckles:</b>" I think its awesome and would be a super healthy cup of milk!!"</blockquote>




:!: good luck mama. It's gonna be hard making it for two but so worth it :)

lmm 2 kids; California 3379 posts
9th Dec '12

I agree, I don't see any drawbacks to it. It would probably be great for him!

Take me as I am 18 kids; Wyoming 1669 posts
9th Dec '12

Kinda odd, but you do your thing. Its you're kid.

Devil Duckie 3 kids; New York 48700 posts
9th Dec '12

let go. the 4 yo is a big boy and no longer needs your nourishment. I mean, at least you're not planning on talking into going back on the boob, but he doesn't need it. It's pretty weird if you ask me.

I'm actually a virgin Due June 9; 1 child; Oregon 18466 posts
9th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mommeh2bee:</b>" I think it would be wise to save it for the LO on the way? And I could be wrong I'm not 100% on this ... [snip!] ... BUT I could be wrong :) but I say if its something you want to do and your producing enough milk for them both go for it :)"</blockquote>




Nottt true lol I think I will if I produce enough

Take me as I am 18 kids; Wyoming 1669 posts
9th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Devil Duckie:</b>" let go. the 4 yo is a big boy and no longer needs your nourishment. I mean, at least you're not planning ... [snip!] ... at least you're not planning on talking into going back on the boob, but he doesn't need it. It's pretty weird if you ask me. "</blockquote>




Could not agree more.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
9th Dec '12
Quoting Mommeh2bee:" I think it would be wise to save it for the LO on the way? And I could be wrong I'm not 100% on this ... [snip!] ... BUT I could be wrong :) but I say if its something you want to do and your producing enough milk for them both go for it :)"

No the benefits are still there after the first year. WHO recommends breastfeeding until at least 2. Just because they are on solids doesn't mean the benefits go away at all. If you can produce enough for two go for it OP.

Hikaru Katsu 1 child; Japan 641 posts
9th Dec '12

i think you should ask your doctor first just to make sure. but if its all okay and your able to supply for both then all power to you. sounds like it'd be an awesome idea :)

Dr. Elliot Reid ; 1 child; New Zealand 8955 posts
9th Dec '12

If the 4 year old was sick, and the baby is also getting enough, I think it's justified. Breastmilk has amazing healing properties. Otherwise I think it's a little strange. Just my opinion.