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Fed up of my 7 month old kicking and clawing...

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Haahoostory Mon 22-Oct-12 14:09:30

Me with his little knife nails whilst I am bfing him - ouch! If I try and hold his hand to stop him pinching and scratching my boob he wrestles with me until I free it. Annoying! Just wanted a moan....

Drladybird Mon 22-Oct-12 15:16:43

Have you tried breastfeeding necklaces? Little hands can then play with beads or other things specially designed for that role!

AnnaLiza Mon 22-Oct-12 15:20:42

My lo (8 months) kicks me while feeding lying down during the night angry

DrinkFecksArseyGhosts Mon 22-Oct-12 15:26:39

Cut his nails. <helpful>

needsadviceplease Mon 22-Oct-12 18:35:55

6mo DS does both these things too. It really makes my blood boil in a way I can't rationalise. The way he scratches and grabs my face when not feeding is no less painful but doesn't make me angry. And the night-time kicking (and pushing himself too high up the bed by digging his feet into me) doesn't hurt at all, but I fly into such a mental rage. No advice but lots of sympathy.

Oddly, when he sleepily tweaks my non-feeding nipple, he's as gentle as can be. In fact he somehow created a big jet of bm from it the other evening with some kind of soft manipulation that felt nothing at all like expression! So weird.

ElphabaTheGreen Mon 22-Oct-12 18:57:21

Mine seizes my throat and squeezes my windpipe as hard as he can. If he wasn't 5 months old I'd be sure he's after his inheritance.

Not sure if it's any better than the nose-clutch or the lip-grab, mind hmm

Haahoostory Mon 22-Oct-12 19:13:42

I think we should bulk order some breastfeeding necklaces! At least it's not just mine. X

AnnaLiza Mon 22-Oct-12 20:08:14

needadvice yes exactly! He digs his little feet in my stomach and true to push himself up or sometimes just kicks me in the crotch!

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