Every time my daughter Gabriella comes to me and says "I want you to nurse me," and shows her teeth I want to run the other way. Seriously, I want to run fast to the end of the earth.
It feels a little gnarly.
She's 29 months now, and I never expected to be nursing her this long, however, she has not weaned and shows no signs of wanting to wean...ever.
She's even quite demanding. Scary thoughts go through my head.
It was just this month a year ago that I was at a mom blogger's conference without her, and I had to treat my breasts with Lansinoh every hour on the hour (and between pumping) trying to heal the puncture wounds from her sharp teeth. They were starting to grow in and OUCH! She was constantly biting me trying to soothe her gums.
It was horrific!
Today, breastmilk is still her preference over anything you could possibly offer her. She wants it instead of juice, milk (cows, almond, soy, vanilla, coconut, and all milk that is), water, rum...just kidding about the rum, but anyway she ONLY wants breastmilk.
So I nurse her, and nurse her, and I hear "Give me your boobies. I want milk. I want you to nurse me."
And although I want to run the opposite direction, I absolutely love the following PSA commercials on nursing. They feature a baby with a full set of teeth talking.
Check them out:
Of course people have been focusing on the wrong issues in the news, and that's the fact that this baby has a full set of teeth. She is still a baby and in reality at her age she doesn't have many teeth if any.
It just tickled me to see people freaking out about the full set of teeth on this kid. It's a commercial of a talking baby. Were they supposed to have a granny without teeth play the role of the mouth? They could've just used my kid. LOL
Anyway, I'm just glad that there are commercials supporting breastfeeding, because I do agree that breast is best!
*the rum was a joke, and I'm sure you know that,
but I want be sure that I made it very clear again!