i have a rather embarassing question. Lately my 3 1/2 old has begun to play with his genitals while nursing to go to sleep. I find it quite disturbing. But I also do not want him to think there is something wrong with him stroking himself so I have not said anything to him. But I am very uncomfortable with it, it makes me think that all the dire warnings were right and that I must wean him asap - what do you think? I should add that even before he started this new habit, I was very ambigious about continuing to bf - sometimes it is just too much, expecially as he wants to feed as soon as he wakes up, and skips his solid food breakfast. I do not mind the eveing routine at all but hat the morning ones.
He does not bf during the day, becaee i stopped doing it in public or around other people when he was about 2 3/4 years ( he started day care then and it was a natural stopping point for day time nursing). So now we only do it for bed time and when he wakes up (he and I cosleep, his dad sleeps in another room). I think if his dad new about the palying with genitals part he would urge me to stop, so I have not tol him (yet).
Like so many nursing an over 3 year old no one outside our home knows and so I really do not know whom to ask for advice, not even his dad who is tolerant of the bf but I guess would be shocked to hear about the parallel "actvities". I read in some book that it is normal for 3 year olds to play with their genitals - but while nursing?! Has anyone experienced this?
grateful for any hint.