nursing for comfort
Is it okay to nurse for comfort? Nursing for comfort is an obvious yes to me in the first few months of a child's life. But what about month four, six, nine? Is it okay to nurse a toddler for comfort? I am pregnant with my first child. I look forward to providing nourishment and comfort through breastfeeding, but I worry about the "on demand" relationship. I am an early childhood educator. I have been trained in child development and there is no doubt to me that children need the comfort of their parents through physical contact. I also know that children benefit from structure and limits in their life. It helps them to feel secure in their relationships and in themselves. The ability...