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OMG, someone tell me the "I want to grab everything, including your nipples" phase will end soon.
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My daughter, who is 5 months old, reaches for EVERYTHING. Including my nipples. *ouch* I have to secretly unclasp my bra, cover myself with my shirt, get her into position, hold the hands, put her to the breast, and pull the shirt up at the last minute. It's getting on my nerves. If she sees a bare breast she's grabbing it!!

Or, while she's nursing she grab handfuls, yes, handfuls of skin on my breast. My first response was HOLEY MOLEY, while I pulled her hand away, but little did I know she won't let go. So now I have to gently pry her hands open to release the sensitive skin of my breasts.
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I look like I got into a fight with a badger while topless.
 

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I look like I got into a fight with a badger while topless.

What a funny mental picture.

Have you tried a nursing necklace?? I haven't had to use mine yet (dd is still little) but I asked a beading friend to make me one just for this reason. The thought sends chills down my spine.

Good luck!!!
 

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Have you tried a nursing necklace??
I have no idea what that is, but I'm assuming it's a necklace you use while nursing (duh!) to keep her from doing her titty twisting thing? No, I haven't tried one, but I'll try anything!! I wonder if I can use a string with some "stuff" on it for now. She likes measuring spoons, you think I could hang those from my neck? LOL!!
 

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Just make sure you take them off before you answer the door


Yeah just do a search, there are lots out there or it'll give you an idea if you want to make your own.
 

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I'm going to keep reading this thread to see if anyone can tell you how long it lasts. My ds is 6mo and does the same thing...I was just telling my dh tonight that as the boob was coming towards his face today, he grabbed my nipple and turned it around (nails digging into my skin). Good times. While nursing, he scratches my arms and hits me in the face.
Mabye I'll look in to a nursing necklace....

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I was just telling my dh tonight that as the boob was coming towards his face today, he grabbed my nipple and turned it around (nails digging into my skin).
My husband thinks it's funny.
: Her other favorite trick is to look around WITH my nipple in her mouth. Not quite as painful, but still not fun. Anyway, hubby walked into the room and she immedietly lifted her head to look at him, WITH my nipple in her mouth. He started to laugh and said "what are you going to do when she gets up to crawl over to me with your nipple in her mouth". I wanted to throw the dang pillow at him. LOL
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My husband thinks it's funny.
: Her other favorite trick is to look around WITH my nipple in her mouth. Not quite as painful, but still not fun. Anyway, hubby walked into the room and she immedietly lifted her head to look at him, WITH my nipple in her mouth. He started to laugh and said "what are you going to do when she gets up to crawl over to me with your nipple in her mouth". I wanted to throw the dang pillow at him. LOL
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Oh yeah, the ol' bite and turn...and that only gets worse! Does she do that in public yet?? Hello! My nipple is hanging out and my son is people watching!! I used to be so discrete....now it's just pointless.


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Oh yeah, the ol' bite and turn...Does she do that in public yet??
Yup. And don't bother using a blanket to cover her up. She thinks it's funny to pull that off. I love it when people say "I don't mind seeing a woman nurse in public, but I appreciate it if they're discreate and don't let it all hang out to prove a point". BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!

I'm thinking to myself... prove a point? Are you kidding me? I'd just like for my nipple to not get stretchd 6 inches while she has a looky loo and any old person who walks by. Make a point... HA! A point my butt!!
 

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I'm right there with you! The funny thing is, no matter how much I clip dd's nails, even working to get every little corner, they still end up like sharp little claws! She's got the whole, "latched on and looking around" thing going on. Ouch! I've just been kind of pushing her head closer to my breast and saying, "please don't tear my nipple out sweetie"
 

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I hate to tell ya this, but as DD has hit 9 months, she not stopped, but in fact added some tricks to her repetoire.

When she wants to nurse if I'm carrying her on my hip, she hollers, yanks at the top of my shirt (I wear a lot of tank tops) and then hurls herself sideways so her head is in front of my breast in a nursing position. There is no way that anyone could mistake that she is a breastfeeding baby, it's really not very subtle! She also reaches inside the top of my shirt and grabs my breast and tries to pull it out the top while lunging toward it. And sometimes she just puts her arm between my breasts and sort of curls her arm and hand around the bottom of one, and she just hangs on to it while we are shopping or whatever.

She has progressed from working over the boob that she is eating from, to nursing off one boob and working over the other one while she does it--patting, squeezing, and trying to twiddle the nipple on the opposite side.

And she very rhythmically grabs a tiny piece of skin and pinches it and then rolls it between her forefinger and thumb over and over again, digging her nails in. She will do this to whatever little bit of areola is outside her mouth as well as the rest of my breast, and now my lips and face too for variety. She has discovered that I have a tiny little bit of pudge sort of in the front between my arm and my armpit, and she has started doing that there too, which is exquisitely uncomfortable. Again, she likes to do this while I am slinging or carrying her on my hip.

She's learned to let go before looking around most of the time though, and we went through a little biting phase right before and after she got her first (and so far only) two teeth, but she seems to have gotten past that (knock wood!)

You have to love them though!! After all that, it's still so sweet to nurse your baby!! And she's learned some fun tricks as she's gotten older too--like she pops off, arches up to kiss me on the lips and smile at me, and then latches back on again! It just melts my heart! I realize that it's hard to stop some of these things, because sometimes when they do it, even if it hurts a little it can stimulate a letdown, so it's a lot of positive reinforcement! At least that's how it seems in my case!
 

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DS is almost one and still does that and the skin pinch/kneading kitten thing too. Ouch! Though recently inserting a toy car into his fist helps occasionally.

My DH would like to add that he never stopped and he's 33.
 
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