My son is about 31 months old. I guess I've strongly encouraged him to nurse in church as he's at least quiet then, and listening. I do wish he would stop nursing in church now though. He doesn't nurse EVERY time but I wish he wouldn't ever anymore. I tried giving him suckers but I hated it. He's not really into smarties. He almost never eats the "big" snacks like crackers in church anymore (I encouraged him to stop) and I really don't want him to go back to that in order not to nurse. And almost more embarrassing than nursing is his insistent voice saying, "milk, mommy milk! milk! milk!" He hasn't quite learned to be quiet yet either.
Since he is not doing anything wrong I don't want to punish this behavior nor reward the desired behavior. BUT I very much would like for him to learn not to nurse in church anymore. Does this make sense? Any ideas on how to do this? Any books or websites that would be helpful in guiding a nursing two year old toward social niceties? Thanks!