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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Red | 2005/01/07

Q.

Breasts

My baby is 3 and half and was breast fed under 2-years, but she needs to hold by breasts before she naps. is this normal, and how can I get her out of this habit? . Sometimes, she needs to hold onto my breasts to nap in public places, and this is a bit embarassing.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is fairly common, but the only advice would be to explain to her that she is to old now and not to offer this consolation any more.

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Posted by: Red | 2005/01/07

That's reassuring - thank you.

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Posted by: kk | 2005/01/07

Ag, I think it is just the attachment to the breast. I remember my little sister was breast fed until 3, and after that she just couldnt stop touching my moms nipples. It went further to her toching everyones nipples. But with time he'll get over it and even be embrassed to look at it.

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Posted by: Popi | 2005/01/07

I also breastfed my Son until he was 2yrs & three months, he is now 2yrs & 5 months.it was a struggle,he didn`t want to stop.He also likes to hold my nipples if he wants to sleep or gets apset.I think it`s normal maybe they miss sucking.

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