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Any suggestions to get her to stop her facination with my breasts?

I stopped nursing my daughter at 15 months and she is now 2. For the past 8-9 months, she has been infatuated with my breasts. She always talks about how she loves my "boops" or she cries because she wants to lay on them, especially when she's sleepy.

I'm not sure what to do as she doesn't listen to me or understand why she can't touch them or always go to sleep on them. Any suggestions to get her to stop or as to why she is doing this? I had to stop breastfeeding her abruptly due to some antibiotics I had to take.


Sue Harmon | Other Provider

Sue Harmon

What you are describing is not all that unusual for her age, especially if you had to stop breastfeeding abruptly. With that said your best course of action is distraction.

You are correct, she is too young to reason with or for her to understand why she can’t touch them. At nap time or bedtime offer her a special “comfort” toy or blanket as a substitute and really play up how “cozy” and comfortable the substitute “boop” is.

During the daytime try to distract her with other activities when she starts talking about them or trying to touch them. Give her lots of attention and affection in otherwise and in time it should resolve.

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