Out Of The Mouths Of Nurslings: Milk Memories

Toddler smiling between beddingAfter 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.

“My daughter nursed until she was 4.5 years old, albeit for mere moments at bedtime for the last year. After we stopped, she would occasionally talk about how certain sleep shirts of mine smelled of ‘Momma’s milk’, and she would request that I wear them. I couldn’t smell the scent, but apparently she could!”

Take a look at the links in the Resources below for more information about weaning and nursing beyond infancy.

Has your child ever said something so clever, endearing, hilarious, or simply surprising that you couldn’t help but share it with those around you? Out of the Mouths of Nurslings gives parents of nurslings a place to share those words with readers around the United States and even the world. Send your anecdotes to Amy at [email protected].


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