Out of the Mouths of Nurslings

Starr D. of Tompkins County, New York, recently shared a sweet conversation she and her son, Sincere, had after he observed a nursing infant. “My four-year-old still does ‘milk milk’ as a comfort thing (morning and bedtime and… Read More

Out Of The Mouths Of Nurslings: Toddler Critiques And Raves

If there’s one thing we know about toddlers, it’s that they say exactly what’s on their mind! Rachel recently shared her now adult son’s strong feelings about any milk other than hers when he was a nursling. “I… Read More

Out Of The Mouths Of Nurslings: Milk Memories

After your child weaned, did they remember anything about breastfeeding? Was there something particularly comforting that stayed with them? One parent who wished to remain anonymous wrote about the scent memories that her preschool-aged child had after weaning…. Read More

Out Of The Mouths Of Nurslings: Story Time Thoughts

Rebecca R. shares this sweet moment from a recent trip to her local library: “My three-year-old was so excited when our local library started up in-person preschool story time again a couple of months ago. He usually doesn’t… Read More

Out Of The Mouths Of Nurslings: Sometimes Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Anita G., Texas My daughter wasn’t really a chatty toddler, so often her actions spoke much louder than her words. When she was around 2 ½ years old, my husband worked out of town during the week and… Read More

Out Of The Mouths Of Nurslings: Overseas Trip Edition

Anne-Marie Studer, Grand Forks, North Dakota As your nursling has gotten older and more independent and comfortable with longer separations from you, you may have had some very entertaining conversations once you were reunited. This was definitely the… Read More

Out Of The Mouths Of Nurslings

As a parent, you don’t always realize just how often you repeat certain phrases until you hear your child start to say them, too. Sometimes that’s not a very complimentary thing! In this particular case, though, May G.’s… Read More

Out of the Mouths of Nurslings: Autumn Giggles

Here we go again! Readers share candid moments with their little ones, including sleepy “milkies”, lucky nursing sessions, and simply loving their bonding time at the breast. We hope these sweet and funny recollections brighten your day and… Read More

Out of the Mouths of Nurslings: Late Summer Edition

A toddler who can sniff out human milk? Hilarious miscommunication with an elderly party guest? We’re back with more sweet, funny moments that highlight the often comedic times that are part of life with verbal nurslings. Caren F…. Read More

Out of the Mouths of Nurslings

Our readers’ clever nurslings are back with more sage advice and witty remarks in this edition of Out of the Mouths of Nurslings. Enjoy! Grace recalls the time her daughter offered up a theory about Grace’s milk supply:… Read More