Breastfeeding – it’s not just for humans.


Tuesday night Coconut held her Rabbit up to her tummy. ‘Milk,’ she explained. ‘Milk like Walnut.’

‘You’re feeding Rabbit milk from your boobies?’ I asked. ‘Like Walnut has?’

‘Yes.’ She tenderly shifted Rabbit so his mouth lined up with her nipple and cuddled him close. We then had a little conversation about something, then she shifted him to her other breast. After a few minutes more, she said, ‘All done!’

It was gorgeous.

This is the reason it’s great to breastfeed in front of kids. Because Snort and Coconut’s best friend is breastfeeding (he turns two in November), she and he get the wonderful opportunity to regularly witness breastfeeding. Coconut is very interested and has tried to latch on TMD in the bathtub, and she has said, ‘Milk, Mama’ while laying on my tummy.

They both understand you can feed a ‘baby’ (the name for any child their age or younger!) milk from the mummy’s breasts. And, of course, that very special Rabbits also benefit from that milk.



5 Responses to “Breastfeeding – it’s not just for humans.”

  1. Lyssie Says:

    I find that adorable and such a positive thing for Coconut and Snort to be able to witness.

  2. mamacrow Says:

    This a very fun thing about being a bfing mum too – not only do the kids all wander round bfing various toys, but you get asked to as well – Ive bf’ed teddies, dolls, toycars

  3. Christy Says:

    That’s awesome. Lily (who still BFs at almost 3) is always trying to nurse her babies or have me do it. I think it’s great.

  4. catsandcradles Says:

    The kids that PB works with all (girls and boy both, I believe) went through a phase where they would regularly “nurse” their dolls after PB started bringing Critter with her to work and nursing in front of them. Of course, they tended to nurse their babies from their belly buttons, but hey.

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