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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{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Heather November 4, 2009 at 2:15 pm

That is so cute and funny! Kids are always watching aren’t they?!


2 Melissa - The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans November 4, 2009 at 2:21 pm

That is hilarious! Love it!


3 Beana November 4, 2009 at 2:22 pm

Oh that is toooo good! For so many reasons.


4 rc November 4, 2009 at 2:25 pm

That’s hilarious :)


5 crunchy domestic goddess (amy) November 4, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Love it. :)


6 Lesley November 4, 2009 at 2:27 pm

That is just precious! :)


7 Michelle November 4, 2009 at 2:33 pm

hysterical ;)


8 Marie November 4, 2009 at 2:44 pm

Literally LOL! Awesome


9 Amy November 4, 2009 at 2:58 pm

Loved this! And love that you got to nurse so long. Maybe with my next one…..(insert wistful look here).


10 Jessie November 4, 2009 at 3:24 pm

very cute! My 2 year old told me the other day when she is big like me she wants to nurse Ruby (our youngest). I am glad that our girls will have seen me nurse and, even more, nurse longer than “normal”.

Awesome story!


11 Holly at Tropic of Mom November 4, 2009 at 3:25 pm

Ha! That is great.

I’m currently breastfeeding my four-month-old, and I am surprised whenever my three-year-old says he needs to feed the baby!


12 Kara November 4, 2009 at 3:28 pm

Out of the mouth of babes!! Too funny!


13 teena November 4, 2009 at 3:57 pm

I love how pure & beautifully honest kids are!


14 Jessica Harwood November 4, 2009 at 4:24 pm

That is hilarious!! They know that we give ‘em credit for sometimes, don’t they? Thanks for sharing!


15 Brandi November 4, 2009 at 4:28 pm

Now that is awesome! It made me laugh out loud! Have a great day!


16 Janice November 4, 2009 at 5:41 pm

Oh my gosh – Sue that is SO funny!!!!!!!! I almost cried I laughed so hard. Just way too funny! So glad you posted it.


17 QuatroMama November 4, 2009 at 7:03 pm

Infectious Laughter! Soooooo Awesome! Aren’t you glad you wrote it down? =)


18 Lindz November 4, 2009 at 7:17 pm

so innocently said but very funny too…


19 Adrienne November 4, 2009 at 8:41 pm

so cute


20 Jen November 4, 2009 at 9:15 pm

The other day my daughter told me she loved her daddy “a thousand.”
Then, looking at me, she said, “It’s OK mama, I love you three.”

Don’t you love the way kids see the world? So absolutely fully. In numbers and in nipple sizes …

Love it.


21 Kim November 4, 2009 at 9:43 pm

From the mouths of babes! They certainly come up with the most interesting things, don’t they?


22 Blessed November 4, 2009 at 10:47 pm

I could see my 2 year old saying something like that… oh how funny! Thanks for sharing :)


23 the inadvertent farmer November 4, 2009 at 11:09 pm

Ohhh I adore little ones. My two year old baby boy asked me today if I had lost my penis and wanted us to go look for it!


24 Amy November 4, 2009 at 11:15 pm

Love it! One day when my youngest was a newborn and my (at the time) 4 year old was watching as I nursed her, he giggled and said, “I just think it’s hilarious that you have milk in there!” ;)


25 Stephanie - Home with the Kids November 4, 2009 at 11:23 pm

Aw geez, almost lost it there holding back laughter. In the middle of breastfeeding my youngest, who is in the process of falling asleep. So hard to not laugh!


26 Cathy November 5, 2009 at 1:32 am

Oh goodness….


27 Melanie November 5, 2009 at 7:28 am

LMBO! That is priceless!


28 Angie November 5, 2009 at 8:03 am

Adorable! Such a sweet relationship they have.


29 Thena November 5, 2009 at 8:59 am

So cute. My youngest daughter has named hers. Right now there pancakes but soon they will grow a little and become cupcakes. Her oldest sister has a baby that she nurses therefore hers is called coconuts because they have milk in them.


30 Maryann November 5, 2009 at 9:38 am

That is so cute. I’m nursing my 7-month old and my 3-year old daughter asks if she can “feed boobies” to my son.


31 Rachel McFadden November 5, 2009 at 1:11 pm

Really cute! Kids notice the cutest things!


32 Anita November 6, 2009 at 11:43 am

Thanks for the huge laugh!!! :)


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