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Feeding a 5.5 month old is a nightmare! Any light at end of tunnel?

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MamaHobgoblin Tue 19-Aug-08 14:28:08

He's 24 weeks and a very wriggly handful these days. Apart from the wriggles, and wanting to see what's going on all the time (we nurse best at night in a darkened room!), he seems to have developed an aversion to my right boob, no idea why. He doesn't seem to be sore on that side for lying-down purposes.

He can certainly strip the milk out a lot faster and he's putting on the weight, wet nappies, etc, so no worries there, but it's such a chore feeding him at the moment! Time was, I could read a book, surf the net, hold a conversation...forget it now! He gets distracted by turning pages or keyboard noise, and doesn't like it if I talk, if you please!

Feeding in public places, once a relatively easy affair - lapsac on lap, boob out, plug in and away we go - is now almost impossible - if he's not being distracted by the noise in a cafe, etc, he's screaming and pulling away (something else he does a hell of a lot). I really would like to continue BF until he's about 1 if possible, and in any case want to BF while we start BLW.

Any light at the end of the tunnel? Does it get easier again, or is this just the way it'll be from now on?

moondog Tue 19-Aug-08 14:56:41

There's no doubt it gets more challenging!
Have you changed position for less favoured boob? That might help.

MamaHobgoblin Tue 19-Aug-08 15:10:51

I'll try, but he's so big for an underarm hold! He doesn't really like sitting up to feed either...

moondog Tue 19-Aug-08 15:28:39

Throw a light shawl over him to cut out distractions? In manner of blinkering a horse? grin

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