8 yr old still wishes she was breastfed
I was happy to breastfeed and let my children mostly decide when they weaned. My oldest child, however, I had to more actively wean at 4 yrs old. I was then planning my 3rd pregnancy and was really not looking forward to being pregnant and breastfeeding 2 other children. Fast forward almost 5 yrs later. My now 8 yr old daughter still gets upset 1-2 times a month that she can not breastfeed. She asks me to explain why and isn't satisfied with any explanation I can give her (I talk about how my breasts are private and it would feel uncomfortable to me and how she doesn't need it anymore etc). I try to substitute other intimate time like reading and cuddling alone but nothing satisfies this girl. She is a very sensitive soul, who can get stuck in negative thoughts about other issues too. I'd appreciate any thoughts. Thanks!