E-Mail 'This Moment in Nursing a Child' To A Friend Email a copy of 'This Moment in Nursing a Child' to a friend * Required Field Your Name: * Your E-Mail: * Your Remark: Friend's Name: * Separate multiple entries with a comma. Maximum 5 entries. Friend's E-Mail: * Separate multiple entries with a comma. Maximum 5 entries. Image Verification: * Loading ... 7 Responses to This Moment in Nursing a Child Carrie February 7, 2012 at 9:41 am 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. Emily February 7, 2012 at 1:59 pm 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. Ciwi ciwi February 7, 2012 at 4:24 pm 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! Amy Amy_Willa February 7, 2012 at 6:45 pm 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) Momma Jorje February 8, 2012 at 3:59 pm “continue a nursing relationship to term.” What a great way to word it! term-breastfeeding… I like it! mommas February 14, 2012 at 8:29 am 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. Camille camilleta February 15, 2012 at 4:24 am 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!