Jealous Older Sibling?

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Jealous Older Sibling?

When you nurse your second child, your first child, if still small, may get quite jealous. They might try to pull the baby away from you, or when they have you to themselves, have developed a new curiosity for your chest. Do not punish your older child who has been weaned for wanting that closeness with you again. However, if your child is weaned, you should not allow them to reinitiate nursing either. Even if they are young, talk to your child about the baby feeding and about how the older child did do this once too. Now is the older child's chance to be a big boy or girl and to help you by allowing you to nurse the new child. They can sit by your side while you nurse and still be part of the process.



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