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A 30-year-old female asked:

My 23 mth old daughter likes to touch my breasts & tummy all the time esp when she wants to sleep ,how can i make her stop i stopped breastfeeding her @ 14mths ,no matter how i try to tell her to remove her hand it's ends up back there.

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
She needs comfort: Well Mom, your 23 month daughter is still seeking you out for "comfort and 'security" when she wants to sleep. It is incidental that she is touching your tummy & breasts at this point. Once she is older, you can assist her by explaining "personal space" issues. Until then, be grateful that your mother daughter bond is very much present this Mother's day.
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