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Pulling off and pulling back

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  • SnowboardingMommy SnowboardingMommy's Avatar 03-04-06 | 01:19 PM
  • Does anybody ever experience this while BF?? Sometimes Naia will just pull back while still attached to my nipple and O
    Other times she keeps coming unlatched and then goes back on. It doesn't seem to bother her, she just unlatches, opens wide again, and re-latches herself. Sometimes she only latches on to the end of my nipple and OW!! I gotta break the latch and get her back on right. She'll do this about 15 times in a row.

    I've heard about sometimes let down isn't fast enough or too fast, but that's not my problem because I'm nursing her with an SNS and trying to bring my milk supply in. So, the flow should be just perfect.

    Sometimes I think she does it because she has gas. She'll get squirmy, unlatch, fart, latch, unlatch, fart, squirm, squirm, fart, unlatch, latch. LOL!! It's crazy!!!!!

  • MImom23 MImom23's Avatar 03-04-06 | 01:34 PM
  • Are you noticing if there is alot going on when she does her unlatching, my nephew was giving my sister a hard time yesterday cuz ther was just too much going on around him.

    Kaylee does the pull back while still attached and yes it hurts, and i tell her "no no that hurts mommy" and if she contiunes to do it I stop feeding her, and I tell her that hurts mommy as I unlatch her. But she normally does it when my older kids are runing around, So i guess what i am saying is it could be that she is getting distracted, or it could be the gas.
  • Sheeeva Sheeeva's Avatar 03-04-06 | 02:54 PM
  • My DS used to do the stretchy nipple thing - ow! My DD does the stop-start nursing a lot, but it also seems to be more when there is something distracting nearby, like the TV or her brother. Hope you figure it out!
  • SnowboardingMommy SnowboardingMommy's Avatar 03-06-06 | 02:34 PM
  • distractions. The other day I was sitting on our bed nursing her and she was checking out her mobile on the co-sleeper (it wasn't moving, she just got a glimpse of it). A friend of mine told me that if she keeps pulling back with my nipple in her mouth to put my finger in the corner of her mouth and break the latch. I guess that will send a message to her that everytime she pulls back she stops drinking
    I have to take Naia to her ENT doc today and the LC's are in the same building. I'm going to stop by and see if I can get an appointment with them.

    Thanks for the replies!
  • Celia_M 03-06-06 | 06:54 PM
  • Katie does both those things too. If she pulls back on me it's usually because she's being nosey. Sometimes she comes off, beams a cheeky smile at me, then latches back on - at her own speed. If she faffs about like that too much I stop feeding. Feeding her where there are any distractions is getting more of a difficulty the older she gets. If I have to feed her somewhere busy I try to make her wait a little longer than I would normally so she more focused on the feed...
    When she does the latch on/off/on thing I've noticed her legs usually are going too, sometimes it's off, cry, on, suck, off, cry. If her legs are going I stop and try winding her and that usually does the trick. (When her legs aren't going it's impatience for my let down / me putting her on the wrong boob, sometimes she'll pound on my boob with her hand if she's getting frustrated)
    I've noticed she likes to play with my bra-strap, I'm on the lookout for a brightly coloured necklace to wear to keep her focused towards me (I remember someone posted a link to a site that sold them in the states a while back) in the meantime I play with her upper hand and talk to her.

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