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7 Responses to This Moment in Nursing a Child

  1. Carrie

    Such a beautiful moment of connection and support. I loved reading this!

    Breastfeeding in our family too allows for extra support and closeness and a “time out” from the world to just breathe together. It’s what I’ve come to love most about extended breastfeeding.

  2. Emily

    I remember being breastfed by my mom. She said I nursed till I was 3. When I decided to give it up, she said she was sad and missed the connection we had while I was nursing. It was our little time together, and I remember the same thing. It was quiet, sweet, and so comforting that the world would dissapear. I now have that with my son. When people ask me when I am going to wean him I say “when he wants to.” there is no rush. I made a year commitment to nurse, and he gets to decide after that when he is done….I expect to be nursing for a long time though, as it is his very favorite thing in the whole world. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

  3. Ciwi  

    I’m a FTM and this is so so encouraging to me! I already knew I want to nurse until my son is ready to wean, but reading stories like these just reassures my plans and helps me stick up to those nay-sayers out there. Thank you!

  4. Amy  

    Thanks, Carrie! It’s one of my favorite memories. . . a close second to when Abbey first said “I love you” and “Thank you” (both at the breast as well)

  5. Momma Jorje

    “continue a nursing relationship to term.”

    What a great way to word it!

    term-breastfeeding… I like it!

  6. mommas

    i am a military brat whose father deployed for long periods of time and i am nursing a preschooler. this story touched me, because i think that nursing helps connect and comfort your child in a way nothing else can sometimes.

  7. Camille  

    Aww, that was so sweet…

    My 3 year old still nurses, but is mostly self-weaned. I expected her to go longer because I was breastfed until I was 7!