Posted by Jennifer S. on February 13, 2003 at 15:24:16:
In Reply to: Those of you that breast fed and had young children please answer. posted by Cathy on February 13, 2003 at 08:50:32:
: Hey I am 10 weeks 5 days pregnant and I want to cover all my basis before the baby gets here I plan on breastfeeding but how am I to tell my 3 and a half year old that the baby will eat off mommy so that he won't try to do the same thing as the baby?
: Any answers would be good thanx.
Hi Cathy, to be honest with you the only thing I can say is not to put too much thought into this subject. My daughter is 14wks. old and I also have a 3 1/2yr. old son. I didn't even explain it to him nor did I ever talk about what I was going to be doing. I just did it in front of him and he excepted it. He did ask what Madison was doing and I explained this was how I fed her and this was how he used to eat also.
For a child that young, they dont know anything different so it is very easy for them to except things like this. Just go with it and dont make a big issue.
My son would make cute little comments whenever my daughter would start fussing from hunger like: "Mommy, Madison has to eat all of your boobett?" It was so funny! I have no idea where he got off calling them boobetts from...but it was still funny...LOL!
It will be a good experience. I would suggest not hiding it from your child though.