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April 4th, 2012, 03:57 PM
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For those of you who had step kids who were 7+ when you had another kid and nursed... how did you handle it?

DH thinks that I will be taking the baby to another room and nursing. He has no idea that babies can nurse for HOURS. He has no idea that we're human pacifier. L pumped for a few weeks while Reme was in the NICU, but they switched to formula when he came home.

I understand the concern, Reme has a fascination with the opposite sex that I've never seen in a kid his age (he's six). I blame his parents and tv and movies he watches that he's not old enough for.

However at the same time, I don't want to be forced into the bedroom to do something that's 100% natural! DH's mentality is part of the problem with breastfeeding in the world... he wants to make it taboo when it isn't.

I know we aren't pregnant yet... but we do try and settle things in advance to give ourselves time to discuss and smooth them over (we're still working on house plans, and it's been 16 months, and we're still arguing). I'm just trying to see what ya'll have had to deal with.

It wouldn't be an issue if it was my own older child, and then a younger child, I'd just tell DH to shove it. His concern seems to stem more from the fact that I"m not his biological mother, and he doesn't process what's inappropriate to talk about well at all.
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