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Saturday, December 6, 2008

David's Song

Scene: David Jumping on the bed and Singing:

What's round
Has milk in it
and it bounces all around?
It's my night-nights!

5 comments:

Trish Chibas said...

How funny is that!?!?! I love it!

Natacha said...

Awwwwww..... that's too sweet!

Fun Mama - Deanna said...

My almost 2 year old has a song dedicated to nursing too, and I absolutely love it. And her nursing word only makes sense to us, so strangers don't know what she's talking about when she sings it in public!

The Painter Family said...

Do you think he still nurses because he feels the need to please you? I'm not being snide, but just trying to understand from reading your posts on this subject.

Permission to Mother said...

TPF,

Thanks for asking a great question.

Babies nurse for so much more than just hunger and nutrition. My mentor Dr. Jack Newman (drjacknewman.com) says there is more to breastfeeding than just the breastmilk in response to a mother who wants to know if she can "just" pump and put it in a bottle. If a baby can nurse for comfort, bonding, security and/or peace, an older baby/child should be able to nurse for all the same reasons or any combination of reasons.

Also, I don't believe you can force a baby, toddler or a child to nurse who doesn't want to.
(The only exception is that when some babies refuse to latch, and I evaluate them, I often observe improper techniques and positioning have been used and I can get a young baby to latch.)

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