Jodi - posted on 08/11/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
My daughter is just shy of 18 months old and she has recently started some odd behavior I have never seen a breastfeeding child do. Most breastfeeding children that I know will pretend to nurse their own dolls and stuffed animals and such, but my daughter INSISTS that I nurse her baby dolls, and not just pretend, she'll lift of my shirt and move my bra to make it happen and has a complete meltdown if I don't. (I have to admit, it's a little awkward and uncomfortable for me) She also insists that her favorite doll nurse off my other breast while she breastfeeds.
Is this normal? How do I get her to stop, I've tried showing her hwo to pretend to nurse her baby dolls and how to pretend to give them bottles, but it hasn't worked yet. Has anyone else's child done this?