Question by *Robert & Kalika’s Momma*: What are the advantages and disadvantages of breast feeding?
I have a 18 month old and our daughter is due July 5th, how hard is it to breast feed when you have an older child? And what are the advantages and disadvantages of breast feeding?
Answer by IBCLC & Nurse JC
Breastfeeding is easier, cheaper, safer and more convienent. Listing the advantages of breastmilk would take to long so i will include some links.
Edit – I recommend a ‘special basket’ for the older child. This includes buying a basket and loading it with new toys – books, crayons, dollar store items work great, a few snacks. This basket is kept on the fridge or somewhere high and comes down when ever the baby has to eat but needs to be put away right after the baby is done nursing. When doing this the older child feels special as well. Also remeber to a have a full sippy cup ready for the older child when ever the baby nurses. It is funny how siblings become thristy the same time the baby does.
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