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post #1 of 4
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After 8 months of virtually problem-free breastfeeding, Baby has developed a habit of kneading my breasts with her hands.  And it hurts!  I keep her nails trimmed and filed, but I must not be doing it right because those little nails are still so hard and ready to scrape.  I try mitts and socks, but she just pulls them right off.


Any ideas?

post #2 of 4

Try a nursing necklace, see if it will keep her hands busy.

post #3 of 4
Yeah, I'd recommend giving her something for her hands. A small blanket, toy, nursing necklace, your finger to hold, baby's ear, etc. I also tend to pin one arm as much as I can between their body and mine, but that depends on your positioning, but one less wandering hand is good. But yeah, I don't mind gentle touches, but I just redirect all of it because being pinched, poked, punched, scratched, etc. is not tolerable for me, so it is not allowed. At my babies' age, they don't understand yet, but can be redirected. I usually just give them each a spit rag (small size cloth diapers) and that keeps their hands busy.

And as far as cutting nails go, yeah baby nails are sharp no matter how short they are in my experience, so you aren't doing it wrong smile.gif
post #4 of 4

Ditto to nursing/teething necklace and or giving her a finger ideas. That's what I do. 

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