Being a Nurse to your Child
Few mothers will escape being called upon to act as a nurse–all children get sick at some time. Mothers, however, make excellent nurses because they put the health and comfort of their children before almost anything else. Many children become “babyish” when they are sick and want to be with their mothers all the time.
Very often it’s not just the mother’s company they require but also the mother’s physical contact. Sick babies need a lot more nursing, cuddling, and affection than usual. If you’re still breast-feeding you’ll probably find that your baby wants more “comfort sucks.” However, at the same time as being as loving as possible, guard against starting habits you don’t want to continue.