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Uhhhh, awkward, I guess. BakingBean2 2 kids; Ohio 2247 posts
16th Aug '13

So I'm sitting here nursing my DS who is five months my DD crawls on my lap next to him, she sits on my lap while I nurse him all the time, he unlatches to smile at her and she tries to latch/lungs for my breast. What would you do? She hasn't been on the breast since she was about five months. I do still give her breast milk in a cup though when I pump and have extra... I just kinda covered my nipple and said in a calm voice, 'no baby, that's for bubby' uhhh, what would you do?!? Did I handle that okay? Why would she randomly do that?

user banned TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15320 posts
16th Aug '13

I wouldn't randomly give her breast milk when you have extra. She may think its no big difference since its something she's allowed to have every now and then. If only one kid is breast feeding I'd draw a line and now give the extras to the other.

S♡J=Malachi 1 child; 3 angel babies; Florida 3278 posts
16th Aug '13

Ho old is she & next time she do it I would put her on the breast since you still give her your milk

BakingBean2 2 kids; Ohio 2247 posts
16th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" I wouldn't randomly give her breast milk when you have extra. She may think its no big difference since ... [snip!] ... allowed to have every now and then. If only one kid is breast feeding I'd draw a line and now give the extras to the other."</blockquote>




I don't pump very often at all and just figured it couldn't hurt her to have a little.

~The Lunar Flower~ 2 kids; Alabama 6748 posts
16th Aug '13

How old is she? Since you give it to her in a cup she probably didn't see it as a problem or she is possibly jealous. I'd explain that she's a big girl & drinks from a cup now. It doesn't hurt to give her extra. It's still good for her & better than regular milk. If she only stopped breastfeeding before your son was born she may just be trying to rekindle the bond

user banned TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15320 posts
16th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting BakingBean2:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" I wouldn't randomly give her breast milk when ... [snip!] ... to the other."</blockquote> I don't pump very often at all and just figured it couldn't hurt her to have a little."</blockquote>




I doubt it's hurting her but it seems like it might be confusing her.

BakingBean2 2 kids; Ohio 2247 posts
16th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Spacetits:</b>" It's normal... I personally let my son try. He didn't know how to extract milk, so he didn't try again after that. He had just turned 3."</blockquote>




Glad to hear it's normal, lol!! Do you think she could extract milk if I let her try? Would it hurt to let her try? I plan on nursing DS until he weans himself, I gave up with her after a lot of complications. I would have loved to breast feed her into toddlerhood though!! Would it be weird of me to let her try?

~The Lunar Flower~ 2 kids; Alabama 6748 posts
16th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting BakingBean2:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Spacetits:</b>" It's normal... I personally let my son try. ... [snip!] ... a lot of complications. I would have loved to breast feed her into toddlerhood though!! Would it be weird of me to let her try?"</blockquote>



She might be able to & it wouldn't hurt to try if that's what you wanna do.

BakingBean2 2 kids; Ohio 2247 posts
16th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~The Lunar Flower~:</b>" How old is she? Since you give it to her in a cup she probably didn't see it as a problem or she is possibly ... [snip!] ... than regular milk. If she only stopped breastfeeding before your son was born she may just be trying to rekindle the bond"</blockquote>



She is 20 mos I weaned her for a lot of reasons right before I got pregnant with him. So it's been a long time since she has nursed.

Ronnie RadKat 4 kids; Arizona 22168 posts
16th Aug '13

If your comfortable with it, I would let her try if she wanted to, who's it hurting?
She's probably just curious, trying will likely satisfy her curiosity and she may not even be interested at all after that

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
16th Aug '13

My son has been weaned for a year as of this month and knows what breasts are for and that the baby will eat from them when she comes. I have no idea how he'll actually react when he sees her but it took me forever to wean him at 2.5 years old that I will not be allowing him to nurse with the baby.




If you don't feel comfortable letting her nurse then don't. You can continue to give it in a cup though and just tell her big girls get it in a cup.



And on the flip side if you want to let her try then have at it. There's a ton of mom's on here tandem nursing.

Belle De Jour Due October 8 (boy); 2 kids; Kentucky 19172 posts
16th Aug '13

I would let her try if she wants to and you are comfortable with it. Most likely since she hasn't done it since 5 months old she wont want/be able to do it and will loose interest in it really fast.
Do what ever makes you and your LO comfortable. :)

BakingBean2 2 kids; Ohio 2247 posts
16th Aug '13

Thanks ladies! If she shows interest again, I will let her have a go! And take it from there! I just wasn't sure on what the 'proper' way to handle this was!! I appreciate all the advice!!