Why do some women feel like they have to come up with an excuse or justification for nursing their children long after the kids have started on table foods?
We did it because we wanted to, period. They were special, intimate, albeit fleeting, moments between my child and me, that no one else could imitate. Why do some women feel like they have to tout the “nutritional” advantage, when that isn’t it at all? Older kids are more like a hit and run. They don’t stick around long enough to actually get very much milk (except maybe at nap or bedtimes when they’ve stopped running for the moment.) They check in, they check out. They’re fine, nutritionally, even without “nursing.” Why do some women feel they need to come up with nonsense explanations? What is wrong with “Because I wanted to.”