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post #21 of 30
normal. dsd (6 years) has always been very interested in my breast feeding and how that works./ i thought it was because she was bottle fed but even other similarity aged BFed children are interested. i'd show her. it's neat! it's magical! it's natural.
post #22 of 30
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Originally Posted by Mosaic View Post
I agree it's a natural, normal request, and I don't feel that it would be inappropriate to show her because it is a very natural, healthy, and just darn impressive process! Just keep in mind that if she's anything like MY DD, she will then explain how all of this works to every random stranger in the grocery store, etc.

That said, if *you* feel uncomfortable showing her, either because of your own feelings or those of your DH, I wouldn't recommend it. Your DD will likely pick up on that tension and may feel badly for asking the question or may be confused about what's ok and what's not. I think that if it is outside of your comfort limits, you could explain just that.
Yes to all this.
post #23 of 30
My oldest son nursed until 5 so it seems totally appropriate to me. They see me naked all the time, we all change and shower together at the Y. No one is especially modest around here.
post #24 of 30
You've been given good advice. Heck - *I* didn't know what milk looked like coming out of breasts until the LC squeezed some colostrum out of mine at the hospital.

Here's a good one. My 7 yo was at the birth of her baby brother 2 weeks ago and saw me getting stitched up from a vaginal tear. At least she was there - I don't know if she watched. Well now she wants to see the stitches. What was Ok in the hospital moments after birth is not OK with me now. i just said it was private.
post #25 of 30
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You've been given good advice. Heck - *I* didn't know what milk looked like coming out of breasts until the LC squeezed some colostrum out of mine at the hospital.

Here's a good one. My 7 yo was at the birth of her baby brother 2 weeks ago and saw me getting stitched up from a vaginal tear. At least she was there - I don't know if she watched. Well now she wants to see the stitches. What was Ok in the hospital moments after birth is not OK with me now. i just said it was private.
I would have to agree with you there... I would NOT be comfortable showing va jay jay stitches to my dd.. She did see my c/section staples in the hospital the last time and cried and hugged me. It was very sweet. She asked to see where the baby came out. I did teach her that babies come out better when they come out the "right" way, but she understood the doctors had to take them out of my tummy. I was worried at first that she would think all babies come out of tummies like that, but she got it.

lol she told grandma that "When I have a baby, its gonna come out of my China, not my tummy". lol she can't say it the right way, but I thought it was cute.
post #26 of 30
Natural!
post #27 of 30
It doesn't seem like a weird question for a little kid.
post #28 of 30
the next step is - she might be curious and want to taste too.

i would find that absolutely normal. and i would give her some in a little teaspoon. (just in case she does ask).

my then dh and i were curious too and tasted a teaspoon of it ourselves. so why not a little child.
post #29 of 30
Totally normal. When our youngest (hes 3 today *sniff sniff*) was born our oldest was 4 and wanted to try nursing again. I let her and she said "I don't think so" and went about her merry way. I figured it took the mystery away. She had to wean when she was 15 months old so she doesn't remember nursing. Our middle daughter wanted to a few times (she was just about 3) and I let her too. Both girls weaned when I was pregnant with the next baby.

Now my youngest knows entirely too much about my Diva Cup. I'd rather not have had to explain that to him yet, but he busted in the bathroom at an inopportune time. Now he knows my period cup goes into my "tagina" and not my butt.
post #30 of 30
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Now my youngest knows entirely too much about my Diva Cup. I'd rather not have had to explain that to him yet, but he busted in the bathroom at an inopportune time. Now he knows my period cup goes into my "tagina" and not my butt.
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