Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Shall We Dance? And Nurse?



Breastfeeding a toddler is so fun! As many moms will tell you, breast-feeding a toddler is definitely different from breast-feeding an infant. My daughter is currently 13 months old and we have very few nursing sessions where she lays quietly and nurses. The majority of our nursing sessions are quick (5 minutes or less) and full of activity! Here are a few of my favorite thing she does while breast-feeding:

Dancing. She loves to dance and breast-feeding never slows her down! If she is in the middle of a meal and a catchy tune plays on TV, it is dance time. She shakes her little booty while never losing her latch!

Clapping. One of her new favorite things to do is clap. She claps along with the TV and at her brother's football games. She will clap while she is breast-feeding, no problem! This little cheerleader is already a pro at multitasking.

Waving goodbye. If daddy has to leave for work and she's in the middle of her morning snack, she can wave goodbye without ever unlatching.

Smiling. This one is one of my favorites! Whether I tickle her belly or she mimics my laugh, I love seeing that sweet little smile while she nurses.

Yoga. Otherwise known as gym"nurse"tics! My little girl will stretch her legs, touch her toes, pull her foot up to her eye, stand up and pull herself into a downward dog... All while breastfeeding. She has some serious talent. 

Everyday my little Miss Marlie does something new to amaze me. We have made it so far in our breast-feeding journey and I can't wait to see what the future brings. If you have never breastfed a toddler, I highly recommend it! 



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