plain jane Posted September 11, 2012 Share Posted September 11, 2012 (edited) My baby, who is not really a baby any longer :crying: but will always be my baby ;) is coming up on 18mos and still nurses. A lot. Of course baby eats 3 full meals per day, snacks, drinks out of a cup & is growing well. I've always nursed my kids for years and I like it that way. ;) I don't force mine to nurse, it's not about me, but I don't force them to wean before they are ready and this one is not ready to wean. My question is about nursing in public. How old is too old to nurse a child in public? I will add that if I do nurse in public, I always have a big baby blanket over my shoulder. It's obvious what I'm doing but the blanket is big enough that the "baby" is hidden and so is every square inch of my skin. ;) There's no flashing of belly or booKs or anything else. I don't want to make anyone uncomfortable or open my kids (who are always with me) up to rude comments or uncomfortable situations. So, what says the Hive. In your mind, what is the oldest acceptable age to be nursing outside of the home? What about if you're with a group of friends/acquaintances that you see regularly, would you nurse in front of them? Do you stop all nursing when you are out unless you are in a car or somewhere where nobody else is? Does it matter the circumstances- meaning a quick nurse during a play date vs. being out at the mall? Does it bother *YOU* to see a mother nursing an older baby or child in public? Truth be told, I never thought much about it before. I'm big on extended nursing but I know it's not for everyone and I want to be respectful of that. However, it's not like my little one talks in complete sentences or anything like that. :lol:... Yet. Edited September 11, 2012 by plain jane Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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