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Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:13 AM
My nearly 3 year old picked up her dolly baby this morning, lifted her shirt & said, "Look Mum! I'm breast feeding MY baby!" hahahaha This is a first time at our house ... Anyone else had anything simular happen to them re: old kids & breastfed younger siblings?
Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:18 AM
Yep, happened in our house to. It is hilarious when they do it in front of relatives or visitors and they don't know what to say.
Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:18 AM
DS2 used to feed his toys, but hold them up to his belly button.
Mum says she once saw me sitting cross-legged on the floor feeding my doll and reading a book (as she would feed my brother or sister), but every time I tried to turn the page, the doll's hand got caught in the pages. Eventually I grabbed the doll by the offending hand and threw it across the room so I could read my book in peace.
Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:19 AM
All our kids 'breast fed', even our son. All lovely and normal and very cute.
Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:20 AM
My kids would either breastfeed their stuffed toys or stuff them down my top for a breastfeed.
The cutest one was a kid in a park who came up to me when breastfeeding and was very curious. Wanted to know if I had bottles in my boobs
Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:22 AM
I wish it had been something as 'normal' as a doll! Mine have, through the years, fed a variety of stuffed animals, an assortment of trucks and one memorable incident involved a loudly protesting toddler being force-fed by a preschooler!!!
Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:26 AM
Yes, ds1 would sit up with me and feed his baby while i fed ds2, and them wrap her up and put her to bed at the same time
Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:34 AM
i've seen lots of children of different ages do this. Very cute and perfectly normal.
Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:44 AM
My DS2 has a baby that he is still (aged nearly 7, don't tell anyone lol) quite attached to. He still sometimes puts her to bed and feeds her and changes her etc etc and when he was small he breastfed her.
Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:53 AM
Both DD1 & DS have done it. I'm currently trying to teach DD2 (14mo) to do it. So far she just puts them in a headlock, lol. Shouldn't take her long though
Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:23 PM
Thanks for sharing everyone !!! At least I know now that my near 3 year old daughter is normal hehehe
Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:32 PM
When ds was a newborn, my 18 month old dd used to pretend to breastfeed her doll all the time. It was super cute
Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:38 PM
My DD2 used to breastfeed her dolls all the time. I once found my 2yo latched on to my 3yos boobs in the bath breastfeeding. My 3yo said it hurt - hmm must not have been attached properly!
Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:38 PM
My daughter proceeded to lift her shirt to feed her doll in the middle of the shopping centre when I had stopped at a seat to feed her little sister. I nicely asked her to save it for home!!
Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:45 PM
My daughter never really did it although I was given a few toys to feed at one stage. Despite never having a bottle herself she used to feed them from a toy sauce bottle for awhile. So far not with the little one either...
Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:48 PM
Edited by ambwrose, 01 October 2013 - 06:04 PM.
Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:31 PM
Yes, DD was about 15 months when she would do it. SO cute.
Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:32 PM
I hope DD does when the new baby comes
We're trying to get her to 'role play' caring for her doll so she can 'help' with the baby...
Oddly enough, DH was joking about me holding DD's baby doll, asking if I was 'practicing' and said the baby needed a feed. He went to move it into a feeding position, and I tingled like I was having a let-down! So strange!
Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:39 PM
While pregnant with DD3, my DD2 got a bottle out to feed her dolly. DD1 told her "that's not how it's done", and breastfed her dolly!! I was so thrilled she remembered.
Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:40 PM
My DD, 20 months, asked me to breastfeed her doll (well her brother's doll actually) today. She told me 'Dolly want meme' and handed him to me. So there I was breastfeeding a doll!
Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:43 PM
DD2 attempted to BF her guinea pig the other day. Poor Amy Pond didn't know what to make of it, but thankfully didn't bite.
My kids used to do that too it's very cute. Depending on what was around it was either a doll or a teddy bear.
Children are copiers, so if you do something they will mimic it. DS2 went through a really bad patch when DD was little and all her dolls had cream on their bums because they were having rectal valium, it was so funny to watch.
I tried to give my dinosaur an NG tube when my sister was a baby, lol.
Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:46 PM
My daughter has never tried to breast feed a doll but she likes to use the breast pump on her belly
Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:54 PM
DD1 used to BF her dolls. Now both DD1 and DD2 run around with balls or dolls down their tops telling everyone that they have a baby in their belly.
Edited by Witchipoo, 07 April 2012 - 09:55 PM.
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