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Aarrrggh - 5 month old pulling nipple

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fruitstick Sat 25-Jul-09 23:11:19

My 5 month old has always been a really good feeder but just recently has become very nosy about his surroundings and easily distracted.

He's also at the possibly teething but gumming everything in sight stage.

His latest wheeze is to clamp down hard on my nipple and then stretch it to twice its size, Owwwwww

Does this pass? What should I do?

minipinkscottish Sun 26-Jul-09 15:35:27

Just the right age for this to begin. Teething will be causing him to pull on your nipple so try some teething gel or powders before a feed. It will pass.
As for being distracted at the breast - this is completely natural as your lo becomes more aware of the world around him. I used breast buddies...beads to keep lo interested and focused during a feed...will try to find link.xxx]wink] Good luck xxx

minipinkscottish Sun 26-Jul-09 15:41:16

Hi again
the wesite for breast buddies is
www.breast-buddies.info.co.uk
some of the links to this seemed to be closed but I know that the company also sells on ebay so you can get one there xxxxxxxxx

MrsMotMot Sun 26-Jul-09 17:19:28

My DS did this- so sore and made me most fearful of what might happen if he kept doing this with teeth. <shudder> But it does pass- you could try the biting techniques on www.kellymom.com, I found them helpful. He has bitten me with teeth a couple of times but never with the ferocity of those gummy stretchy bites. Keep going, it will pass! HTH

wellbalanced Mon 27-Jul-09 10:11:12

My little boy 15wk does this, Puts nipple in his mouth then trys to turn his head with niple attached!! Ouch!
He also rubs his gums on my nipple and twists nipple with toungue!!

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