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I swear, nursing my son is getting to be downright acrobatic! He is 4 mos now and unless it is the middle of the night, he latches on and off, pushes off my chest with his top arm, kicks both legs at anything he can reach, and now tries to roll the opposite way off my lap! Most of the time, I think it is funny but sometimes it is really REALLY annoying. Esp the latching on and off, he makes this sucking sound (he has a really hard suck) and it just grates on my nerves. Plus I dread when he gets teeth. I hope he doesn't manage to scrape all my skin off.<br><br>
Does anyone else have a nursling like this or am I the only lucky one? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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my little one does this... he likes to play while nursing. I thought it was because he didn't want to nurse so much, but I realize he enjoys latching on and off, getting a "sip" here and there, so I just let him.. he also pushes himself the other way (he's been doing this for a couple weeks since he started rolling over he thinks it's the new "thing to do" now... lol...<br>
Actually, I started a thread asking when the bitting begins, because I am too, afraid of him bitting me.<br>
But I've never thought of them that way... they ARE like little monkeys! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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My DS does the same things. He is constantly flailing his arms and legs while nursing. I have the 3 strike rule with unlatching though, on the 4th unlatch I take him off and let him play. Usually he is just playing at the boob when he unlatches anyways. When I try and cover him up at night while he is nursing he kicks the blankets off... even in his half sleep. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Gotta love the little monkeys
 

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Yes...my DD just started doing this, too! She does the flailing arms and the she latches on and turns her head back and forth without letting go...I had NO idea my nipples could stretch that far... :LOL Oh, the pain! That's when I call it quits for that session. I have started to notice, though, that she's doing this mostly when she's not really hungry...just kinda nursing to be near, you know?
 

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My son is only 2 weeks old and does this. pushes off with his arms and kicks his legs. And yes, he tries to turn his head with my nipple still in his mouth. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">
 

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You've given yourself away. This must be your first nursling. LOL! Have you ever gone to a LLL meeting? This is VERY normal! Wait till he's closer to a year old and REALLY acts like a monkey! Crawling all over you, spinning around in circles, all while staying latched on! (I mean spinning in circles as in starting out sideways, then sitting up, then sideways, then upside down, not around on his butt. LOL). I was/am annoyed with the distracted age, but I remember finding the acrobat stage hilarious and fun! I can hardly wait! LOL! (and I'm NOT being sarcastic either. I truly do remember those times w/ ds #1 very fondly) And teeth aren't much of a big deal usually. Some kids never bite. Ds #1 bit me twice (hard! The first time I asked my mom for advice, the 2nd time I followed it and he never bit me again). Ds #2 has 1 tooth now and he's scraped me a few times pulling off quickly to look at something, which doesn't hurt much, surprisingly. He has bit me twice now. The first time was because he was done, and like I always do, I was trying to get him to nurse a little more (I STILL have trouble accepting that he really is done after 5 minutes), and the second time was last night, an hour past his usual bedtime and he still wasn't acting sleppy, so I kept shoving my nipple at him trying to get him to go to sleep. I deserved it. LOL!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">You've given yourself away. This must be your first nursling. LOL! Have you ever gone to a LLL meeting? This is VERY normal! Wait till he's closer to a year old and REALLY acts like a monkey! Crawling all over you, spinning around in circles, all while staying latched on! (I mean spinning in circles as in starting out sideways, then sitting up, then sideways, then upside down, not around on his butt. LOL). I was/am annoyed with the distracted age, but I remember finding the acrobat stage hilarious and fun! I can hardly wait! LOL! (and I'm NOT being sarcastic either. I truly do remember those times w/ ds #1 very fondly) And teeth aren't much of a big deal usually. Some kids never bite. Ds #1 bit me twice (hard! The first time I asked my mom for advice, the 2nd time I followed it and he never bit me again). Ds #2 has 1 tooth now and he's scraped me a few times pulling off quickly to look at something, which doesn't hurt much, surprisingly. He has bit me twice now. The first time was because he was done, and like I always do, I was trying to get him to nurse a little more (I STILL have trouble accepting that he really is done after 5 minutes), and the second time was last night, an hour past his usual bedtime and he still wasn't acting sleppy, so I kept shoving my nipple at him trying to get him to go to sleep. I deserved it. LOL!</div>
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Actually, this is my second. I nursed dd until 2.5yo when ds was born. Now that I think of it, dd did get a bit squirmy but she was much older than he is now. I guess that shouldn't surprise me though, ds has always been a total squirm, even in utero! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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This is a funny thread. My baby is almost 8 months old. Just the other night, she was nursing while lying in the bed. Suddenly, she rolled over, got on her elbows and knees, then reached and grabbed my breast with both hands to pull the nipple into her mouth. I was certain she wouldn't be able to get the nipple into her mouth in that position, but she did. She nursed briefly like that, then rolled onto her side and grabbed the breast again to nurse. Then she completely flipped around and creeped down to the end of the bed and tried to go to sleep sucking her thumb. I finally brought her back up, nursed her to sleep, then got up to brush my teeth. She rolled over and moved around until she was sideways in the bed, and then fell asleep.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Actually, this is my second. I nursed dd until 2.5yo when ds was born. Now that I think of it, dd did get a bit squirmy but she was much older than he is now. I guess that shouldn't surprise me though, ds has always been a total squirm, even in utero! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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Hmmm... Maybe not all kids are like that then? I just assumed they were. My first ds always was and still is VERY active. Ds#2 is much more laid back. He's still pretty squirmy, though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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My ds2 is that way. Ii am not surprised by it since I have read others posts on it. My first two were "down to business" sorts but Isaac likes to look aroudn all the time. Especially with his sister nearby doing her toddler things. If he hears her, he stops sucking for asecond, then yanks his head off and jerks it with half of his body around to see what she is doing. There are times when he cannot decide between eating and watching someone, he gets frustrated and starts to fuss. He alos likes to play with his feet w hile eating and there was a period when he would try to suck his thumb and nurse at the same time. I kind of knew he would be this way from birth. He was just different about eating that his sibs were.
 

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We call it "extreme breastfeeding." Bleuet apparently thinks he is in training for a new event at the X Games. I used to get annoyed, but now I just think it is cute. That whole "down to business" thing is totally foreign to me!
 

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My DS just turned 2mnths and at night I can't keep him still! I woke up the other morning with the front of my pants pulled way down from all the kicking! They can be so funny can't they!
 

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My DD likes to lay on her back and kick and play w/ her hands while nursing, and if tired she'll try to lay on her tummy and latch on, which doesn't really work all that well, particularly from my point of view. If we're not side lying in bed or nursing w/ her upright in the Kozy, she'll constantly try to look around, though she usually latches off to to this!
 

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Lol, yup! Ds is crazy. He's 5.5 months old now and has been active like this for some time now. Just lately he holds the boob with both hands, then tries to get his thumb in there at the same time. I wouldn't mind except it wakes him up when he's almost asleep, then he gets mad if I try to move his hand. He does the leg lifts and kicking off blankets. He curls himself up so his feet are at my bellybutton and pushes off, or uses his toes to dig into my pants. He also loves to play with my face while he nurses, so I'm usually laying there, trying to keep my pants up, keeping one hand out of his mouth, and trying to keep the other hand from picking my nose or clawing my eyes out.<br>
I've heard it only gets better.
 
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