For extended breastfeeders

August 31, 2009 at 10:23 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

I have to admit, I was always a little uncertain about extended breastfeeding. I thought that once you had to negotiate about whether or not your child got a drink of booby milk in the cereal aisle, things would have gone too far.

But I’m still feeding my 25 month old, and having those conversations – not so much in the cereal aisle, thank god, but the issue crops up. My son is getting quite possessive of my boobs these days.


Boob-boob!  Boob-boob, Momma!

This one! ……..

Udder one!  (Yes, I see the irony there).

I’m not a hundred percent sure I like it, I’ll be honest, but his humour, persistence and my wimpiness means he’s still getting his boob boob, as I find it hard to come up with a good enough reason to say no.

On the subject of discussion with your toddler, I heard a story I loved the other night, of a tired little boy looking for some R&R, and politely asking, in mixed company, in a voice filled with pathos,


‘Mummy, will you read me a story with your boobs out?’


I had many responses to this, my first was that I could completely see where he was coming from. My second was that I could quite see the attraction in the possibility of my husband asking me to read him a story with my boobs out – and somehow I thought that was an idea worth sharing 🙂

Bedtime stories – not just for kiddies, you know.

Ten Good Reasons to Breastfeed Your Toddler


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  1. Kevin is the same age and breastfeeds are referred to as ‘milkies’ in this house. Although he pronounces it slightly different, it’s more like ‘dilkies’ which just sounds wrong on so many levels. I do admit though, to feeling adamant that I control this whole milkies obsession that he has. I need to, otherwise he would be feeding pretty much all day. I’m fairly certain of that one. So we only feed at home now, unless there’s a breastfeeding emergency of course. ; )

    I was very grateful for it today. Kevin got stung twice by a wasp that go caught in his t-shirt, and a quick feed settled him right down. There’s also been the times while out and about when a feed put him right to sleep. I don’t think we’ll be stopping just yet!

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