Joy - posted on 05/25/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
I'm uncertain of what to do here.
I've been ebfing my 2 year old daughter (almost 3) which helps her calm down and gives her a close bond with me since I try to attachment parent as much as possible. The problem is lately she's started masturbating when she starts to nurse. We're down to nursing right before bed or naptime which means she is masturbating in her own bedroom so I can't tell her "we only do that in the bathroom or our bedroom." I know that she's 2 and exploring herself which is natural for her to do and I don't want her to grow up feeling ashamed of her body. Since its right before she goes to sleep it is also a way for her to relax before going to sleep.
But I don't want her to associate my breasts with masturbation. I assume this is natural and I"m not the first mom who ebfs to experience it, but I'm a bit put off by the behavior too.