Rebecca’s Story of a Breastfeeding Toddler and a New Baby
(Texas, United States)
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My first baby was born by emergency c-section, but she nursed nicely when my husband brought her to me an hour or so later. I was nervous (but determined) about breastfeeding and was fortunate that the nurses at the hospital had all been pretty thoroughly trained by the lactation consultant, so I took all the help I could get.
However the day after the birth, my daughter was sleepy (which I believe is normal) and the nurses were kind of all over the situation because they are very into the babies nursing on an exact schedule. Also, she wouldn’t nurse for very long.
Finally a nurse said they might have to start cup feeding her, but they took her blood sugar and it was perfect. It turned out that my milk just came out pretty quickly.
My daughter still nurses to this day (at 3 and a half.) During the day she says she thinks she too old to drink “milky” but as soon as bedtime comes she can’t wait to have a couple of “sips” on each side.
Now she tandem nurses with my 3 month old. I had read that it helps with sibling jealousy and I really believe that’s true. She is very sweet and kind to her baby brother and says she wants me to have lots more babies. She asks me, “We share the milky?” And she seems very content with that.
I did have to put a limit on her nursing when I was pregnant because she was almost 3 and would have nursed 10 or more times a day if I let her!
Breastfeeding is a wonderful experience. Sometimes it is a sacrifice, but you receive back what you give a million times over as you see your children grown up healthy, happy and secure.
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