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Extended Breastfeeding with SN toddler - Any experience of this?

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DJAngel Wed 12-Aug-09 23:55:16

Just thought of another thing. Still breastfeeding dd2 3.5

Does anyone think she'll self wean or haven't I a hope in hells chance that this will happen. I know most kids will self wean between 3 and 4 but what about a child that has learning disability?

It's not very often but is at times quite tiresome and inconvenient. I am ambivalent about it and in many situations in hospital it's been a godsend and I love that she and I end everyday ( however stressed it's been ) in a calm and loving nurturing way. I just hope she might choose herself to slowly stop..

Anyway, I'd welcome any experiences of this?

sadminster Thu 13-Aug-09 11:22:07

my ds (?ASD) is nearly 3 & breastfeeding - he was weaned at 2.2 yrs but started feeding again when dd2 was born. tbh I'm finding it exhausting but can't face the trauma of weaning him yet.

DJAngel Thu 13-Aug-09 15:16:01

Oh blimey sadminster you must be tandem feeding then? Very exhausting. It's the trauma I can't face either. She won't be able to understand why this is no longer available and as it seems such a comfort for her then it feels cruel to withhold it, but it is so tiring. I'll just have to wait and hope for now.. Thanks for your reply!

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