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pulling away - nipple ping! ow...

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NumptyMum Sun 19-Jun-11 22:17:18

DD (nearly 1yo) needs to learn some bf manners - she's recently got a habit of pulling away during/after a feed without first opening her mouth, so my nipple stretches and pings out. Any suggestions for how I help her learn to open her mouth before letting go?! I'm off to bed now but will check in again tomorrow...

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 20-Jun-11 06:57:25

Know how much that hurts Numpty so you have my sympathy but don't know the answer sorry. Hopefully someone will be along shortly to help.

Al0uiseG Mon 20-Jun-11 07:18:44

Can you press down on the boob before she pulls away to break to airlock effect?

Or does that only work on young babies?

NumptyMum Mon 20-Jun-11 13:47:13

Thanks for the replies/sympathy, ladies! I'll try pressing down on the boob, though it's sometimes hard to predict when she'll do it (she can do it several times over the course of a feed depending on how distracted she is)...

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