Love, Limits and Tandem Nursing

by Hilary Flower
from New Beginnings, May-June 2003, pp. 86-90.

From the article:

If your breastfeeding relationship comes under strain for whatever reason, adjustments may be necessary. Be aware of some red flags that may indicate your breastfeeding relationship needs your help:

  • You feel yourself withdrawing from your nursing child.
  • You hear an irritated tone in your voice when you say “Yes.”
  • You feel you have no choice when it comes to nursing.
  • You are prone to snapping at your child while breastfeeding.
  • You are getting exasperated enough to consider weaning on the spot.

If you see these signs, re-visit your decision about weaning or continuing to nurse. If the answer is weaning, it will be a good decision for both of you. If the answer is that continued nursing is definitely worth it, you may find that your attitude becomes more positive.

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