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4 month old twisting head away when feeding with nipple in his mouth - ouch!!

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foxessocks · 09/01/2017 17:39

Anyone have experience of this and know why it is happening or what I can do? Maybe two or three feeds a day it is happening, sometimes more, over the last week. He will be feeding normally then suddenly starts wriggling, hitting me and then twisting his head round whilst clamping down on my nipple - it is agony and I unlatch him straight away because it hurts so much but then he does it again and again until I have to stop the fees completely. Then he gets upset because he wants to feed again.

Any ideas?! I don't remember my dd doing this so I'm confused!

I don't know if it is relevant but his poo has been a bit green the last few days and explosive!

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foxessocks · 09/01/2017 20:36

Bumping in case anyone can help!

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Justmuddlingalong · 09/01/2017 20:39

Mine did this back in the day. It was usually when they were getting full and sleepy. Like trying to stay awake. Was worse when the teeth started cutting. < curls toes at the memory >

TheChineseChicken · 09/01/2017 20:41

Mine goes through bouts of this for a few days at a time then goes back to normal. Not sure of the cause. Trying to prise their gums apart with your finger isn't easy!

LivininaBox · 09/01/2017 20:54

Could he just be having a look around? If so you could feed with your back to the room or cover him with a muslin to stop him getting distracted.

EpoxyResin · 09/01/2017 21:10

God, you're bringing it all back for me, this phase was toe-curling! It did end though, not that I can tell you how long it lasted. I used to feed with my thumb or finger literally rested on ds's cheek, poised to pry apart mouth and nipple should the dreaded "clench and jerk" occur.

Purplebluebird · 09/01/2017 22:13

Ouch, my little one did this. It was horrible! It didn't last very long thankfully, I can't remember how long but I got through it. I'd do what Epoxy is suggesting.

MoreBushThanMoss · 09/01/2017 22:16

Yep mini Moss is same age and does this! Usually first feed of the day when my let down is like a hose pipe, or when he's in an "interesting" environment ... Just going with it, and trying not to scare him when I squeak!

foxessocks · 09/01/2017 22:35

Well I'm glad I'm not alone! It isn't him looking around I don't think because he is twisting downwards so can't see anything and his eyes are usually squeezed shut when he does it! He seems cross when he does it.

Anyway I'll try keeping my hand there to stop him as soon as he does it!

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PeanutJuice · 10/01/2017 10:22

Green poo indicated too much foremilk and not enough hind milk, so likely to be a result of the shorter feeds rather than the cause as the foremilk is prevalent at the beginning of a feed

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