DS weaned a year and a half ago, just before his 4th birthday. And I'm looking for advice on how to have him stop touching my chest/breasts. If he sees me get out of the shower, getting dressed, without a bra on, with a bra on, with any arm or chest or neck showing, etc. etc. he wants to touch my breasts, lay on them, etc. Daily I ask him not to -- but clearly his need for this kind of contact runs deep as a 4 year nursling. Help! I cannot stand to be touched by him and find myself fearing the dreaded reach. I also notice myself actively avoiding situations where I know he will be reaching down my shirt or snuggling near my chest. I don't want to abandon him, I've tried gently reminding/redirecting, and even (gasp) walking away until we can try again to sit next to each other without his hand going for my breast. What am I missing? This is, honestly, a daily struggle for me and I want some boundaries around my body.
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5/18/09 at 1:56pm