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Challenging nursing behavior

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BuntyCollocks Tue 21-May-13 22:22:25

Dd is 20 weeks (time has flown!), and in the last few days has been a nightmare to nurse.

She has developed a bad habit of pushing on my breast with her top hand, whilst arching her head away for maximum pain for me!

The milk is there. I have tried hand expressing so she's not getting impatient for a let down. She generally does it after let down, though, once it's getting more to a comfort feed rather than actively feeding.

I have just replaced boob with dummy as she was doing it a lot there, and she's fallen asleep almost instantly.

BuntyCollocks Wed 22-May-13 06:05:26

Tell a lie - she's just woken and has done it the while way through the feed :/

Eskino Wed 22-May-13 06:12:09

Is she teething?

BuntyCollocks Wed 22-May-13 06:56:52

I think so - everything is constantly in her mouth, fingers and getting gnawed, and I think I can feel the tip of a bottom incisor.

ellangirl Wed 22-May-13 13:10:04

My dd did this, I got mastitis around the same time due to getting blocked ducts. She just wasn't feeding effectively. I put it down to teething, and it sorted itself out. A week or two later the behaviour stopped and it was pain free again.

BuntyCollocks Wed 22-May-13 16:50:38

Good to know its probably teething related, but I hope it goes sooner than a couple of weeks. She's driving me nuts!

ellangirl Thu 23-May-13 14:46:19

Did I say weeks? I meant days. Definitely only a couple of days. Maybe grin

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