My daughters odd habit- my boobs!

Danielle - posted on 07/15/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I know everyone's kid has their own odd habit as do most adults, but my daughters is quite different. For as long as I can remember (at least since four months old) she has been obsessed with my boobs. When she gets tired her hand goes right down my shirt! She used to pinch with her tiny fingers or get a little bit of skin in her fingers and like roll it till she got me with her nail. I used to have little marks all over my chest that looked like bee stings or something! She at least stopped the pinching now she just puts her hand in my shirt and grabs some boob. If I take her hand out or tell her to stop she gets really mad at me and starts like literately huffing and puffing.
I'm just curious to see if this is a common thing with young children or if it's just mine!

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Preeti - posted on 07/16/2013

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Its very common: many children do that. Mother's breast is the first attachment object, they not only suck it but may also play with it. Holding boobs gives them security and comfort when they are annoyed, tired or just anxious. Try dis attracting your daughter but don't pay lot of attention to this behavior: your resistance may make her even more obsessed about this habit.

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Mandy - posted on 07/23/2013

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I have 3 children, all 2 yrs apart, all breast fed until they self weaned. And I hate to tell you, but they all had an attachment with my boobs, especially to sleep. My oldest now 5 has switched from her hand on my chest or belly to having my arm to cuddle, once she is out I give her a stuffy and works most nights. My 3yo has switched to holing my hair or being able to touch me, again once out given a silky stuffy, and unless he is sick or over tired he never mentions my boobies. My baby however only nursed for 7 mos, way shorter than the older 2 and she is obsessed, she likes to touch, look at, will stick things in my shirt then take out.. I am patiently waiting for her to grow out of it too, but as she didn't nurse and play, it is a much different issue this time. Good luck.

Kirsti - posted on 07/20/2013

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My son also has the same habit and he is 5 yrs old,
he likes to squeeze them together and thinks it is
funny when they wobble. It must be a phase they go through.

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