Worried - baby grabbing boobs

(5 Posts)
bumpiesonamission Mon 16-Jun-14 10:48:51

My lo is 20 weeks and has started to pinch and grab my boobs during feeding. I am a bit sore today and I think its due to that or his cluster feeding and I am worried he may be damaging the milk ducts. Can someone reassure or advise me on a. damage and b. how to make him stop?


tiktok Mon 16-Jun-14 10:55:48

Your baby will not damage you at all, but yes, that's irritating....it usually passes and it is a feature of older baby's behaviour. There will be lots of posts with good ideas shortly smile

Seeline Mon 16-Jun-14 10:57:28

I just used to gently hold my DDs arms down until she settled. It seemed to be worse at the beginning of feeds.

SecretSpeech Mon 16-Jun-14 11:10:45

My daughter is also 20 weeks and has started to grab and pinch the skin on my arm when feeding - it hurts! I think she just likes to squeeze something so distracting her with a muslin or a blanket to squeeze usually (well sometimes...) works.

puddock Mon 16-Jun-14 11:11:38

Keep his nails trimmed, try giving him something else to fiddle with (cloth, large-beaded necklace), and try to lay the groundwork for some good breastfeeding manners as he gets older: kellymom.com/ages/older-infant/nursing-manners-2/

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