My four year old wants to breastfeed.

Yes, you did read that right.  No need to grab your glasses to double check.

I know it's perfectly "normal" since she used to breastfeed and now sees Baby M breastfeed.  BUT STILL......

She's really serious about wanting to nurse.  I'm not really sure how to handle this or what to say.  Or just leave it alone.  I don't want to embarrass her.  I also don't want to whip out my breast and nurse my four year old.

I know that some mothers nurse their kids until they are O's age.  I am not ONE of those women.  I am a big supporter of breastfeeding so don't get upset with me thinking I am bashing this sacred mother/baby bonding experience.  H nursed until she was three,  B2 nursed for one year and  Lil O nursed until she was two years old + a few months then she weaned on her own. 

I guess I will just see how today goes and go from there.  Now, I must go!  My Facebook boyfriend called for a playdate!   If the phone rings before a "normal" morning time I know it's him.  He's going to bring his kids over here and play with the Supermom family!

Breastfeeding.  Back to Nature.

Comments

Mary said…
oh good lord tell her no and leave it at that. but it is funny
Keshia said…
In a book I read it said to let them and they would lose interest quickly... But I'm with you, I just couldn't do it. I'd tell her nursing is for babies and she is a big girl! And love the pic! That's what I look like right now too!
Supermom said…
Yeah, I let her and that was it. Whew, that was easy.

HA HA!!
Mary said…
you let her and was she thrilled or did it past quickly.
are you going to attempt to wear Mady or let her quit on her own.
Supermom said…
She nursed briefly then was finished. She said is was yummy and went to play. Hasn't asked about it anymore.
I will let M stop on her own. Within reason that is. :)
Keshia said…
I almost have a panic attack every time I think about weaning(literally) . When I mentioned I was going to let Cooper wean himself I was met by a look of disgust from mother who said "you aren't going to wean him when he is a year old??". You will definately be getting an email from me when the time comes! I have no idea how to wean. I read all about it but I guess it went right over my head. Lol
Keshia said…
I almost have a panic attack every time I think about weaning(literally) . When I mentioned I was going to let Cooper wean himself I was met by a look of disgust from mother who said "you aren't going to wean him when he is a year old??". You will definately be getting an email from me when the time comes! I have no idea how to wean. I read all about it but I guess it went right over my head. Lol
Keshia said…
Sorry that posted twice. It was acting dumb.