Kneading My Breasts - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 7 Old 12-21-2010, 05:22 AM - Thread Starter
 
naturalnesting's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Missouri
Posts: 85
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

My 7 mo old has always pushed around on my breast while nursing, but recently has started to pinch and scratch while nursing. Anyone have a suggestion of what to do for him or give him to redirect this behavior. I've tried swaddling him, but that only works if he's really tired.


Amanda-happily married to DH fjammin.gif , mama to DSsuperhero.gif (5/19/10) and expecting #2 May 2012joy.gif

naturalnesting is offline  
#2 of 7 Old 12-21-2010, 05:24 AM
 
D_McG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 3,122
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

My DD did that.   It hurt!  I would hold her hands and if she persisted I'd just quit nursing for a bit.  


DS (6.06), DD (10.08), DD (05.11).

D_McG is offline  
#3 of 7 Old 12-21-2010, 05:30 AM
 
Oliver'sMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 823
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Maybe a nursing necklace would help?  I've seen a lot of do it yourself type tutorials online on how to make your own if you don't want to spend so much money.

 

My 5mo is starting to do this as well, so I'm looking into getting one myself.  For now, I just hold his hand and that seems to be working fine :)


Enjoying life with DH since 05/04 and our two boys Oliver 02/07 and Theodore 07/10 
        
Oliver'sMom is offline  
#4 of 7 Old 12-21-2010, 12:11 PM
 
Shanesmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 202
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

 



I have to agree with everyone else. I simply hold his hand and this seems to distract him for a bit. When he starts up again, I'll take his hands again

Crunchy Christian mama to my home birthed, unvaxed, uncirc boys Shane and Cody!!joy.gif
Shanesmom is offline  
#5 of 7 Old 12-21-2010, 05:15 PM
 
annettemarie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: In the Restricted Section
Posts: 41,722
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

Moving out to the main forum, as this isn't a Breastfeeding Challenges issue. Please see the forum guidelines for more details. Thanks!


Flowers, fairies, gardens, and rainbows-- Seasons of Joy: 10 weeks of crafts, handwork, painting, coloring, circle time, fairy tales, and more!
Check out the blog for family fun, homeschooling, books, simple living, and 6 fabulous children, including twin toddlers

annettemarie is offline  
#6 of 7 Old 12-23-2010, 06:14 AM
 
PatioGardener's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 5,041
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I agree with the PPs, holding hands, nursing necklace, and also I would add, keep the fingernails trimmed short!  That's the key with my little one.

 

PatioGardener is offline  
#7 of 7 Old 12-25-2010, 06:53 AM
 
Springshowers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 2,629
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 30 Post(s)

My little one was the same.. but it was a phase she went through. At 12 mo now she doesn't do that anymore. There was a period I had little scratches all over my breasts! Glad it's over.

Springshowers is online now  
Reply

Tags
Breastfeeding

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off