Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:06 pm
Post subject: What would you do?
My little boy is a week old today and I'm breastfeeding. I also have a daughter who is 3 and has been very interested in me feeding, The thing is she keeps asking me if she can have some, I've told her it's her brother's milk and she's a big girl and doesn't need it but she keeps asking. My OH says I should express some into a cup for her to try if she really wants to but not sure how I feel about it?
How would you deal with it?
Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:44 pm
I would let her try it too, she is just naturally curious. And it would be a wee shame for her to be feeling jelous that the new baby is getting something she isnt allowed. prob if you give her a try it will satisfy her interest and she will leave you to bf in peace.
Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:29 pm
Oh Mandy now you've got me thinking how I'd deal with it, Charlie will be of a similar age to Chloe and I can imagine this being a problem for us as well.
I think I'd probably let him try a little just to settle the curiosity, but I wouldn't make a habit of letting him have it if you know what I mean.
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Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:46 pm
Wtih Sophia, she was curious about it and did tyr for my nipple which was not good! LOL but obv didnt let that happen!
But when i had expressed some for a bottle, she did ask to try. I did say no but she took some from the bottle when I was attending to Josh! She said it tasted nice. Was only an ounce. This was at about six weeks. She has not asked for it since.
I thought fair enough, she tried it, but it did make me realise i felt wierd about her having my milk at her age and for me i think if she did ask again i would definitely say no. But that is just me.
I think there is no harm in letting her try it, be interesting to see if she likes it or not.