the 'other' boob

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kingofthedivan
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the 'other' boob

Post by kingofthedivan » Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:35 pm

So, feeding to sleep as per normal, but 12mo DD has got it into her head that she'd prefer to be on the sitting upright side of a front cradle hold, swapping between both boobs every 10 seconds, and then falling asleep attached to the boob rather furthest from where she is sitting, so to speak. And I don't have terribly big boobs, so I'm sitting up in bed with my shoulders raised awkwardly like a zombie, until she's properly asleep and can be nudged off!

Does anyone else's babies display similar odd behaviour?! Or do you find yourself in the darndest contortions?

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Re: the 'other' boob

Post by Penguin » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:02 pm

DD insisted on feeding from the top breast when lying down for ages. Even to the extent that she would swap sides to feed from the other top breast. Eventually I got the shits with it and refused to keep swapping or feed from the top. I still have no idea why the top breast was more appealing than the bottom.
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Re: the 'other' boob

Post by Parla. » Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:44 pm

Penguin wrote:DD insisted on feeding from the top breast when lying down for ages. Even to the extent that she would swap sides to feed from the other top breast. Eventually I got the shits with it and refused to keep swapping or feed from the top. I still have no idea why the top breast was more appealing than the bottom.
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Re: the 'other' boob

Post by Mummy woo! » Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:45 am

I think it is pretty common for babies to start mucking around at the breast at this age - both mine did it. Some babies respond to 'no' and gentle guidance to lie quietly, stop kicking, this breast, whatever is bugging mum.

it is a good opportunity for them to start learning about manners and respecting other people's bodies because most babies are motivated by the milk more than many other things!
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