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He does this while breastfeeding - it concerns me. Is this normal behavior? Is it just because he's discovered his hands, arms, and head now? Anyone else's LO done this?

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He does this while breastfeeding - it concerns me. Is this normal behavior? Is it just because he's discovered his hands, arms, and head now? Anyone else's LO done this?

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All three of my kids did this at about 6 months old.

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Mine does this too!
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my ds totally did this too...i don't recall how old he was when it started, but 6 months sounds about right...i remember asking dh if he thought that was normal because i was a little concerned, too! once i stopped fretting over it, i thought it was pretty cute (like every other new thing ds does! )

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Yep, my LO did it, too. Now that she has a little better control, she's stopped hitting herself, though she still waves sometimes. Now her favorite thing is to kick her leg while nursing a la Rockettes!

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Yup, same here. I hold his hand so he doesn't thrash about.

Also use a nursing necklace, but playing with that is sometimes to tame for his energy.

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Mine does it too oh and pinches and hits me.
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mine started this last week just after turning 5 months. she's also started pulling her hair and doing the kicking thing. the kicking drives me bonkers!!

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Totally normal at that age.
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Yip, totally normal, my DD did this too.
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my lo does this too, but shes only 3 months? and has been doing it for a few weeks? she punches me in the boob

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Yep my LO does this too. I also get the foot in the other breast/ribs and he kneads/pinches like kittens do. DH is a SAHD and LO does it to him too. Your baby is normal :

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Mine does it too oh and pinches and hits me.
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and he pulls his ears, too.

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What is a nursing necklace? My daughter is always grabbing, pinching, scratching, & punching me when she nurses... ugh!
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the nursing necklace is a great distraction. I like the one that I got from here

http://www.mommynecklaces.com/
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