What's harder than explaining extended nursing to your in-laws?

Explaining twiddling along with it! My poor father-in-law is a good sport!

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    02/21/14
    Amber Bradley
    Nothing is harder!! I honestly only wanted to go to 9 months until Dr. Husband explained all the benefits to me! So i nursed Bryn until she was 2 and im currently tandem feeding Bristol and Ben. Ashtons parents seem incredibly disgusted by it, but I have no idea why!
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    Amber Bradley
    I know, it is so annoying and slightly discouraging though!
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    Amber Bradley
    The experience of breast feeding is so amazing! I wouldn't give it up for the world!!
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      Amber Bradley
      I actually do not know what twiddling is, should I?
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      Amber Bradley
      Oh my kids for sure do this, and I love it. Didn't know it had a name though!
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        02/21/14
        It's more the fact that both of my boobs are always out right now, lol. My daughter is getting over a cold and comfort-nursing a lot, and of course she hates to be covered! My father-in-law isn't critical of it at all, but he also tries very hard to avoid the view.
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        02/21/14
        Oh, and I forgot to mention we're also cutting our second set of molars. That's comfort-nursing city!
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          8Theresa Gould
          My mother and mil didn't get extended nursing not having done or experienced it themselves but they were as supportive as they could be.
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            Who knew there was a term like that?
            I was supported with nursing but I could tell if some people (like father in law and my teenage nieces) were uncomfortable so I would go into a room until I finished.

            It's gotta be strange for a father in law to watch his sons wife's boob. I know it's for the baby but I think not everyone especially men still see it as a boob.

            I mean a BOOB is out .. It's that moment when someone doesn't want to be seen looking, but looks and it's gotta be awkward. Lol right?? Nursing is one thing but when the baby plays with the nipple.. Totally natural and beautiful for us but to someone who is disconnected to that parental love.. I can see why they may feel weird.

            I think you should double up on the twiddling and watch him wiggle. Lol
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