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Old 09-05-2007, 11:45 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I don't really know how to describe it, but my 4 week old always pulls my nipple multiple times while eating (I should say, it's usually the same breast he does it and it's the smaller one). It doesn't really hurt unless he unlatches a little, of course, but I'm just wondering if it's normal. Does your baby do this? Is it ok that they do this? Is he trying to tell me something (like he doesn't like my shirt color j/k)?

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I am told they do it to get another let down to occur!

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I think they all do this, you should check out the thread I posted on breastfeeding and gator wrestling...A little of that pulling, some twisting, arching of the back...I think I'm wrestling a gator.

No idea why they do this but they all do
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I"m a bfar mom, and my babe pulls at my nipples all.the.time while we nurse. He's bottlefed/ff'd as well, and I know he's pulling when there just isn't much milk for him. Seems to help my supply though - the pulling and tugging often leads to a "milkier" next few feedings....
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I think they all do this, you should check out the thread I posted on breastfeeding and gator wrestling...A little of that pulling, some twisting, arching of the back...I think I'm wrestling a gator.

No idea why they do this but they all do


funny now... not when I'm nursing though.
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