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To give DS(3) breast milk?

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WinterSnow Thu 23-Jun-11 18:49:43

I don't mean directly from the breat but I'm breast feeding DS2 (6 months) and sometimes express. DS1 always pesters me for some so I sometimes give him some in a tippee cup as I imagine it's prob quite good for him, am I being weird and unreasonable?!

pigletmania Thu 23-Jun-11 18:51:36

No go for it, smile

HettyAmaretti Thu 23-Jun-11 18:52:03

YANBU or weird, definitely not. I'm sure it'll do him good as well as being good for his relationship with DS2.

CareyHunt Thu 23-Jun-11 18:53:06

You are not being weird!

Plenty of 3 year olds are still getting it direct from source. Your breast milk still has nutritional value for your 3 year old, and you are probably avoiding all sorts of sibling rivalry.

FetchezLaVache Thu 23-Jun-11 18:53:17

I think that's lovely!

CareyHunt Thu 23-Jun-11 18:53:47

Ooops...x-post with Hetty!

happy2bhomely Thu 23-Jun-11 18:53:49

Nope! Certainly no weirder than a cup of cows milk! Don't know much about the benefits, but there can't be any harm in doing at all.

WinterSnow Thu 23-Jun-11 18:54:31

Ah thanks guys. Obviously I don't think I'm being weird but wondered what others would make of it. It's reassuring to know I'm not being judged!

Groovymoves Thu 23-Jun-11 19:13:46

I did the same last year when DS, then 3, was very run down.

He loved it, said it was much yummier than fridge milk!

dolldaggabuzzbuzz Thu 23-Jun-11 19:56:16

YANBU to give DS his own mummy milk. YABU to refuse him your milk at age 3!

melpomene Thu 23-Jun-11 20:01:04

I agree YANBU and that it's less weird than giving milk from a cow if you think about it. I bfed dd2 until she was 4.

AchtungBaby Thu 23-Jun-11 20:07:59


squeezemebakingpowder Thu 23-Jun-11 20:13:45

Really lovely YANBU

moonstorm Thu 23-Jun-11 20:21:08

I do this. My milk is for my children. YANBU smile

GreenTeapot Thu 23-Jun-11 20:24:42

I did this last year when DS was really unwell. He said it made him feel all better smile.

Much less weird than an adult human drinking milk from a cow!

oldraver Thu 23-Jun-11 20:54:08

DS (5) would still have breastmilk if it up to him

MeconiumHappens Thu 23-Jun-11 21:01:41

why not, its good healthy stuff.

mawbroon Thu 23-Jun-11 21:01:55

Not weird and unreasonable at all, and neither would be letting him have it directly from the breast.

AuntiePickleBottom Thu 23-Jun-11 21:07:07

yanbu, go for it

WinterSnow Thu 23-Jun-11 21:20:03

Do you think it would have health benefits even at 3 years old? He doesn't eat meat (we're not vegetarian, he just won't eat it) so maybe it would be a good source of iron?

5DollarShake Thu 23-Jun-11 21:22:53

Well, if cow's milk has nutritional value at that age, then why wouldn't human milk?

Meglet Thu 23-Jun-11 21:26:32

yanbu. I split my last batch of expressed BM between DD (then 7 mo) and DS (was 2.5yo).

fuzzpigFriday Thu 23-Jun-11 21:30:19

Go for it! Around the world plenty of 3yos are BFing anyway. It's still good stuff. Though don't be alarmed if his poo gets a bit runny/yellowy after having it regularly!

Don't be insulted if he doesn't like it though, my DD drank one cup and refused it thereafter grin

NorksAreMessy Thu 23-Jun-11 21:31:03

Another one saying go for it. Who is being harmed? Nobody!

skybluepearl Thu 23-Jun-11 21:32:01

go 4 it

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