I haven't been able to come online for so long, I miss it here.
I just am so thrilled that we made it to 13 months of successful breastfeeding at the end of september. Since then he really weaned himself and has more interest in other things like playing and drinking from his cup, which saddened me at first...but then i realize he is developing so well and I'm just happy we made it this far.
However, now he is constantly rubbing/poking at his belly button. Is this normal? It is getting so raw and red. when nursing he used to do the nipple twiddling, so I thought it could be related to no longer nursing, but that could just be a stretch trying to relate the two. does anyone think it could be something else?
The reddness just looks so painful and if he has a onsie on he sometimes gets very agitated and tries to sneak his hand in under to poke at it!