I'm new to this forum, though I have been a member of LLL for several years. My son turned 3 last week. He still wants to nurse every time I sit down during the day, he still nurses to sleep, both at nap - when he will take one - and at night. He normally wakes up between 3 and 7 times a night to nurse. At nap time we sit in the rocking chair and read several books while he's nursing and then SOMETIMES he will fall asleep. Sometimes I can actually get up and leave him asleep in the chair, but inevitably he will wake up within an hour and want me back in the chair to nurse him for the next hour, but he will NOT go back to sleep. He will NOT stay asleep no matter where he is, day or night. He's VERY active, but I don't consider him to be hyperactive. (I've seen my share having taught elem and mid school for 15 years.) Anyway, I'm very careful with his sugar intake. He only drinks water, by choice and he's not big on candy or other sweets. Now, when he nurses he's begun to pick at a little mole on my stomach to the point of pain, redness, and definite irritability. When I make him stop, he cries and says "I just love your mole and I love to pick at it.) Picking includes rubbing vigorously, pinching, pulling, etc. I have enjoyed my entire breastfeeding experience immensely and I do want him to wean naturally, but I am frazzled right now. You know... I get to the point that I think, "I DON"T EVER WANT HIM TO NURSE AGAIN!!! EVER!!!" I don't mean it, I'm just frazzled and frustrated and need some encouragement, advice, kind words,... Anything would be appreciated, both about wanting to nurse constantly AND/OR the picking issue.