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I love nursing Kieran, but lately, if he's awake and alert it's become a bit of a dodging act on my part. He likes to take his little foot, put it under my chin and shove, HARD. He also likes to pinch. I know this is normal, but it's still irritating.<br><br>
A nursing necklace sometimes works, but he yanks so hard on it, I'm afraid it's going to break or choke me. Occasionally I tell him no hitting/kicking/pinching, unlatch him and set him down, but this only works for a few minutes.<br><br>
Suggestions, sympathy and advice would be most welcome.
 

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That stage stinks. My advice is to pick one behavior at a time to focus on. Talk a lot about it. Redirect when possible.<br><br>
good luck!<br><br>
-Angela
 

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Thanks for the suggestions <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">.<br><br>
He's only 13 months right now, so he doesn't understand the intracies of conversation quite yet. He does understand 'no' and 'stop' but most of the time, these words are more hilarious to him than anything else.
 

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A nursing necklace sometimes works, but he yanks so hard on it, I'm afraid it's going to break or choke me. Occasionally I tell him no hitting/kicking/pinching, unlatch him and set him down, but this only works for a few minutes.<br><br>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> to you, mama! Try a different type of nursing necklace. I make mine with a sliding grab-hold ring of stones so it slides but doesn't choke you...and a nursing necklace in general should be strong so it can withstand a toddler yanking it...
 

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twogreencars, your nursing necklaces are gorgeous!! I may have to get one soon!<br><br>
I'm going to be in the stage soon with my dd where she will probably be doing acrobats and using me as a practice launching pad while nursing. She's showing signs already the the time is near. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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oh I hate the pelvis kicking. I put a quilt between dd's toes and my tummy/body. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"> My ds acts like your ds. It is a phase and it will pass. Until it does pass try a different necklace that will hold your ds interest or a small toy. I have a nursing necklace that has bold colors and a car and dinosaurs on it that he loves. Here's a pic <a href="http://lorisnursingnecklaces.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">http://lorisnursingnecklaces.blogspot.com/</a> (Ours is the Logan loves spiderman)<br><br>
The WAHM that made this is awsome at designing exactly what you want and she knots every 3 beads so if it were to break only a couple of beads would come off. She also has her design safety tested by the CPSC.<br><br>
One other thing you can try is a matchbox car or other little toy. I don't usually allow my ds to play with matchbox cars since they are for kids over 3 but when we were out today I had forgotten my nursing necklace and the only thing I had in the diaper bag was one of his big brothers cars. He sat perfectly still and nursed while holding that little car in his hand. It was awsome.<br><br>
As for the foot in the chin with my ds I take his shoe off and play "this little piggy" with his toes to distract him.
 

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You could get a necklace that has a break away clasp. If he pulls to hard it will break away instead of dragging your head down. There are a few companies that make their necklaces with these. Just Google nursing necklace . You could also try switching out necklaces to keep him interested in them.<br><br>
I like the PP's advice about playing with piggies. Or can you position him so that he doesn't have the opportunity to bring his feet up?
 
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