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Omg. Ryan is pinching the heck out of me when he nurses. I have bruises all over my chest and arms. I try to stop him but I can't hold both hands. He wants to hold on to me (I have tried giving him things to touch/hold) he used to just hold my finger but now it's turned into this.
Does anyone have any tricks to stop this? I know I might just have to wait it out.
Sloan is going threw the pinching stage too. He does it sometimes while nursing, but mostly when Im holding him on my hip. He pinches the back of my arm! Drives me bonkers! I just remove his hand and tell him no. THey eventually grow out of it.
Kason hasn't started this full force yet but all my other kids did. There were times it looked like Freddy Kruger got ahold of my breasts!! They would claw, pinch, etc and I would literally have big long cuts into my skin no matter how often I clipped fingernails.
The only thing I could do to prevent it somewhat was to hold the baby's free hand and try and position the other hand so it wasn't by my side (or I'd get clawed there). I tried giving a stuffed animal to hold onto while nursing but that didn't stop it, same with nursing necklaces, covering their hands (that just made em mad), etc.
Mom of 2 girls and 6 boys
TTC one last time as of Oct 2012
I use a nursing necklace and she also plays with/holds onto the strap of the nursing bra..
She started pinching, but after I said "Ow" a few times and jumped, she stopped..
You could try letting him know it really hurts with jumping (it may startle him though) and saying "Ow" then making a sad face.. Not sure if that will work though.
I do side-lying when I nurse, so one of her arms is always pretty much immobile, and the other one she plays with everything.. Maybe you can pretend to eat his fingers or blow raspberries on his hand to make him want to play, not pinch?
Kailey(20) Cloth diapering, breastfeeding, babywearing, extended RF'ing, slightly crazy mommy to Ashlynn (3 * 1/28/10) and Matthew (10 months * 6/20/12)