With both my 5 year old and 3 year old, I nursed them until they were 2 (tapering off to naps and nighttime nursings) and I was pregnant with the next child. My youngest is almost 18 months old (and I am NOT pregnant), but am still nursing him. I loved nursing him when he was small and his little nose would smash up against my chest. I could hear him breathing into my chest and I knew he was getting milk when I’d hear him swallow (or when my milk would let down – lol). Sometimes, he would gag when my milk would let down and then pull off. Argghhh!!! I would follow him so I wasn’t spraying all over the place like a broken fire hydrant (ok not that much milk was coming out – lol).
However, nowadays, I feel like a snack bar. He’ll climb up in my arms and arrange himself in the nursing position. He’ll nurse for a minute (literally) and then hear his brothers playing, lean forward (sometimes taking me with him – HELLO!!), and then be off to play! Meanwhile, I’m sitting in the chair thinking, “What the heck? Get over here and nurse on the other side, so I’m not lopsided!”
Anybody else feel that way??