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Is this ok for my 3 year old?

Posted by on Dec. 9, 2013 at 9:01 AM
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Hello I was wondering if it was apart of pretend play time for my 3 year old to act like she is breastfeeding her doll baby? She was a breastfed baby and I didnt stop until she was 2...I thought it was cute at first when isaw it but is that inappropriate? Should I tell her to stop?
by on Dec. 9, 2013 at 9:01 AM
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emmy526
by Silver Member on Dec. 9, 2013 at 9:13 AM
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Why would you tell her to stop?  it's a natural thing you did too...if you tell her to stop, she may get the idea that bf'ing is nasty or wrong...wouldn't you want her to bf her own child?  What sh'es doing is called 'nurturing'..encourage it. 

emkirkley
by Bronze Member on Dec. 9, 2013 at 9:15 AM
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I wouldn't think anything of it, I nursed all my kids, they've seen me and others nurse so they know it's just a normal part of feeding babies.

Paigesmommy78
by Bronze Member on Dec. 9, 2013 at 9:15 AM
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No it's fine that's how she thinks a baby is fed
polkaspots
by Bronze Member on Dec. 9, 2013 at 9:16 AM
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It would be weird if she was doing it because she had been exposed to porn or something, but breastfeeding is normal. She's mimicking positive adult behavior.
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comptonkids
by Gold Member on Dec. 9, 2013 at 9:19 AM
completely fine :)
Tckosdk.2012
by Bronze Member on Dec. 9, 2013 at 9:30 AM
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It's totally normal & healthy for her to do that. She's learning that breasts are for feeding babies & not somthing sexual. I would totally encourage it.

RyederCourtAb
by on Dec. 9, 2013 at 10:46 AM
This was really helpful.. thank you guys!!!
Lynette
by on Dec. 9, 2013 at 10:48 AM
Perfectly normal and sweet.
Jessy76
by Member on Dec. 9, 2013 at 10:58 AM
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I think if it is something you did with her and something she has seen new moms do around her it is perfectly natural for her to copy that in her role playing. Don't make a big deal out of it breast feeding is very natural and nothing to be ashamed of. IMO it is the same as her trying to give her doll and bottle she is just pretending to be a mom feeding her baby.

Bmat
by Barb on Dec. 9, 2013 at 11:15 AM
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I don't think it is inappropriate. That's what breasts are for, after all. :)

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