Lily uses the ASL sign for milk and says "eese" (eat? nurse?) when she wants to nurse. Sometimes she'll try to lift up my shirt. Unless I am in the middle of doing something in public (like checking out at the grocery store), I will offer her a breast. Sometimes she'll take right to it (usually if it's before bed or nap or if it's been awhile), but other times, she'll just look at the brest, and pat it or hug it or nurse for 10 seconds and then pop off. Sometimes if I just sit there with my breast exposed, she'll eventually latch herself on and nurse for a full session. Other times, she'll pull down my shirt (to cover up the breasts) and say all done.
Is this "normal"? Is she just checking in? Sometimes if she's screwing around and just playing, I'll close up shop and end the session. Is that okay? Is she getting a conflicting message? I want her to feel like she can nurse whenever she'd like, but I don't want to sit around topless for an hour every time she asks to nurse, ya know?