I wouldn't mind except that (a) it hurts! and (b) I'm a grad student and am planning to take him to a few seminars soon and while I don't think any of them would give me a hard time about it, I really don't feel like flashing my colleagues and supervisors.
How can I encourage him to stay on the breast?
Also, have you tried nursing him in a sling or a wrap so that if he pulls off, it's a little more contained and discreet? That might help with the flashing issue if he keeps this habit up.
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DD is pretty persistent so this didn't bother her too much. I'm sure it might not work with some baby's. You do'nt want to make nursing a negative experience for baby of course, but then again, I think it's important to teach a baby to be gentle too.
Listen to your baby's cues, but try to set some sort of limitations so that he can't hurt you.
I have tried ending the nursing session, but I don't think he gets it and it just upsets him, but I'll keep that in mind for when he's older.
try taking him off and burping him and then offering again. he may want to continue nursing but feel uncomfortable because of gas. this can also happen if they need to pee or poop - they don't quite know what to do with themselves when they want to nurse but don't want to soil the nest either.
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