My 4 year old Breastfeeding Advocate

by Susan

Oh the things kids say… this made me laugh out loud.

Okay, so a bit of background first…

I nursed Julia for 25 months and Sophia for 20 months. Sophia has completely forgotten what nursing is and within a day of me weaning her, has never shown any sign of remembering that she used to feed from anything other than a bottle or sippy cup. Julia does not remember herself nursing, but now knows about breastfeeding from watching me nurse Sophia.

Last night, my 4 year old Julia and my 2 year old Sophia were having a bath.

Julia was nicely washing her little sister’s back and then put some soap on her hand and rubbed it on Sophia’s chest. She said in a sweet little sing-song voice to Sophia, “Here Sophia, I’ll put this lotion on your nipples to help them grow so you can nurse your babies when you’re a mommy.”

I smiled to myself at this adorable gesture.

Then Julia turned to me and said, “Mommy, I’m putting lotion on Sophia’s nipples to help them grow so she can nurse her babies when she’s a mommy. The lotion will make them grow… bigger than yours.”

I almost fell over laughing.

Written by Susan, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom
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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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