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greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20987 posts
13th Dec '12
Quoting melindapple:" My DD is only 8 months right now. I don't know how I'll feel about it as she grows, but right now no, I don't want to get changed in front of her."


Wait you dont get changed in front of her now or you dont think you'll want to in the future?
I think I missed part of this lol

Funny Feminist 1 child; Japan 59 posts
13th Dec '12

My little one was too small too breast feed at first and then when he was big enough he got too frustrated with the ordeal. I hope with the next one I am able to breast feed for as long as the little one wants unless it is taking a toll on our health. I know that my partner would not like me breastfeeding past a year and a half. But luckily, it's not up to him. :)



What someone does is their own business, to each their own.

IOnlyMakeBoys (B.B.M) 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 4754 posts
13th Dec '12
Quoting Thisperyears:" That's the mature way to go about it. If weaning at a year is what's best for you and your child more ... [snip!] ... on it but don't make someone else feel bad or gross about their perfectly healthy choice. Best of luck to you breastfeeding!"


Thank you I am really hoping it works this time around last time it didn't go so well do to a long NICU stay and low milk supply.

melindapple 1 child; Michigan 5425 posts
13th Dec '12
Quoting MommyToWesley:" Even at 8 months? I still go to the bathroom in front of my 8 month old. I prefer not to change in front of him, but that's only because he goes nuts once he sees the boobies :lol:"


No i do NOW. I mean I don't know if there will be a stage in life where I won't want to get changed in front of her anymore. I'm saying I won't for now, but I don't really know until she grows older. My mom and dad never got undressed when I was younger. My mom went to the bathroom with me until I was like 5, but we always faced the wall when we did that.

oooh Mama! 1 child; Michigan 231 posts
13th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting JessieLeeAnne:</b>" Okay, then why do you think it's disgusting? You can't just say that and not have a reason for it. :roll:"</blockquote>



Whoops, didn't mean to post that so many times. I am not saying that is it gross for the child to still drink breast milk, breast milk is the most beneficial for them. But as fat as a four year old child still on the breast, I just think that's too old. Again, that's my opinion. Some may agree, some may not.

melindapple 1 child; Michigan 5425 posts
13th Dec '12
Quoting Will☮Creedence:" Wait you dont get changed in front of her now or you dont think you'll want to in the future? I think I missed part of this lol"


I meant I don't think I'll want to in the future.

Ryloonjimama Australia 18851 posts
13th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting JessieLeeAnne:</b>" IKR. I bath/shower, walk around, get ready, and everything in front of him. lol. My mom did the same to me. That's weird! "</blockquote>




I still shower with my 3 & 5 year old sons and I don't see it stopping anytime in the near future. I don't think there's a cut off age for these things, whether it be showering/nakedness, breast feeding etc. Just when someone starts to feel uncomfortable with it (most likely the kid).



Now it'd be a little crazy to me to see an adult mother breast feeding an adult child but hey, if that's how they roll who am I or anyone else to say that's wrong.

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20987 posts
13th Dec '12
Quoting Ava's Momma!:" <blockquote><b>Quoting JessieLeeAnne:</b>" Okay, then why do you think it's disgusting? ... [snip!] ... a four year old child still on the breast, I just think that's too old. Again, that's my opinion. Some may agree, some may not."


Do you know WHY the ACT of breastfeeding is beneficial? It's not just drinking the breastmilk thats good for them, it's the actual act of doing it that benefits them.

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20987 posts
13th Dec '12
Quoting melindapple:" I meant I don't think I'll want to in the future."


Ohhh ok gotcha :)
I thought a lot of things when my son was younger that changed as he got older so just keep an open mind!

melindapple 1 child; Michigan 5425 posts
13th Dec '12
Quoting Will☮Creedence:" Ohhh ok gotcha :) I thought a lot of things when my son was younger that changed as he got older so just keep an open mind!"


Yea, I'm not saying for sure that I won't do it. I'm just saying that right now I feel uncomfortable with idea of breastfeeding, changing, bathing, etc... with my daughter when she's older. Right now I still breastfeed, change, go to the bathroom, all of the above. lol

Jays*Mama 2 kids; Michigan 5680 posts
13th Dec '12

I dont think its really needed. Kids at that age should be nursing often enough for it to really have super high health benefits. People say it doesnt scar the child for doing it when they will remember it later in life. My dh remembers nursing and he thinks its gross to think about. Not saying everyone will be that way but i mean what adult will really be like "im so glad my mom nursed me until i was 5, such great health benefits!" Sorry but no.

MommyToWesley 1 child; Delaware 3847 posts
13th Dec '12
Quoting melindapple:" No i do NOW. I mean I don't know if there will be a stage in life where I won't want to get changed ... [snip!] ... when I was younger. My mom went to the bathroom with me until I was like 5, but we always faced the wall when we did that."


Oh gotcha. Yeah I'm the same way. I say that at some point I'll won't, but who knows if it will happen or not.
I mean I don't want to be changing tampons in front of him when he's 5 or anything lol

♥ Mrs. S ♥ Due September 20; 2 kids; Venezuela 13673 posts
13th Dec '12

I've never had a 4 year old so I have no idea how I would feel about it.

MommyToWesley 1 child; Delaware 3847 posts
13th Dec '12
Quoting Jays*Mama:" I dont think its really needed. Kids at that age should be nursing often enough for it to really have ... [snip!] ... i mean what adult will really be like "im so glad my mom nursed me until i was 5, such great health benefits!" Sorry but no."


I would, and I think that a lot of adults who are educated on how beneficial it is would agree.

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20987 posts
13th Dec '12
Quoting Jays*Mama:" I dont think its really needed. Kids at that age should be nursing often enough for it to really have ... [snip!] ... i mean what adult will really be like "im so glad my mom nursed me until i was 5, such great health benefits!" Sorry but no."


SO is extremely grateful to his mom for breastfeeding him as long as she did, and I actually don't understand at all why my mom stopped breastfeeding me after 9 months :?