Hi, I'm just curious really about breast feeding two children. If a woman has been BF a child until she's 3.5 and then has another baby, can she feed them both together? I've heard that the milk for a new born is different to that for an older child, so what type of milk would be produced? and also, if a woman had a baby and was BF it and the older sibling wanted to do it too, would you let him? if he hadn't been BF for 3 years or so. After seeing a programe about BF recently, it's made me curious about all possibilities. I gave up BF my daughter at 2 weeks as I got infected nipples and it was far too painfull. I wish I'd carried on now, after I see how passionate women are about BF and giving their babys an optimum start. They are prepared to go to such lengths, I feel as if I failed at the first hurdle. If I have another baby, I'll be more determined.
That's good, it makes sence to prioritise the baby. The human body is amazing really!. My daughter is the sort of child to not want to miss out on anything, so if she did want to try it then I'd let her. I would never ask her though, it'd be her choice.
Is there any way to breast feed in public without exposing yourself or being obvious ? This was another reason I gave up as I'm really bashful and when ever we were out and about, I'd have to go back to the car to feed her.