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#1 123Babies4Me

Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:31 PM

DS used to slap me *a lot*. Now DD loves to put her hands in my mouth!! I constantly have wounds from breastfeeding!!!

What does/did your baby do while breastfeeding?

#2 Just Another Cat

Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:35 PM

Slaps, fiddles, squirms around, waves his arms about. I just feed him now and he was pulling on my hair. DS really is a fidget, can't stay still for a second.

#3 Ice Queen

Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:37 PM

DD used to scratch my chest with her little sharp fingernails that I was to scared to cut.  I had a saying 'no mittens, no milk!'.

DS was such a pig he just used to suck and drink really really fast.  And then burp.  And then poo.

#4 Fizgig

Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:39 PM

My 3 month DD hits me on my chest, pinches and scratches my arm and pushes the breast away with her fist so the nipple gets stretched. Ouch!

#5 Flutters

Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:39 PM

I get slapped on one side only - a MACH nurse said maybe my let down was different on that side.. I also get fingers in the mouth, pulled earrings, raspberries blown at me, and a lot of squirming and giggling.

#6 Cranky Kitten

Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:42 PM

Over the course of his 15 month life DS has at one stage or another farted, pooed, stroked my skin, stuck his fingers in my mouth, twiddled my hair, pinched the skin under my arm, pinched the other nipple, stuck his bum in the air and waved it around, pulled off the nipple at the point of let down so he could lap it up like a puppy (yeah nice one in public, not!), stuck his fingers up my nose, played with toys/my necklace/watch/glasses....

And sometimes, just sometimes, he consents to snuggle in and look up at me with his gorgeous brown eyes as he drifts off to sleep  wub.gif

#7 Space is Big

Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:42 PM

DS would hold the other boob.  It felt like he was saying “Don’t worry other boob I will get to you soon, I still love you”.  He is nearly three and still pops his hand down the shirt (so he still loves them).  He was also a guzzler – still very food orientated.

#8 Another one

Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:45 PM

DS always twisted my necklace around from as early as I can remember.  Clearly he was a few months old before he could lift his hand and grab it but it is so entwined in my memories of feeding him that it feels like he did it from day 1.

I had to stop wearing it after he broke it.

I put it back on a couple of months ago after he weaned and recently after a shower he started twirling it!  I love that he remembers it.

#9 Belinda18

Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:47 PM

I ended up with a big black bruise from my daughter pinching my boob and twisting it in her hand. Lately she has started coming away from the nipple and then grabbing it - ouch, sharp little nails on wet nipple is not pleasant!

#10 Goggie

Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:48 PM

QUOTE (Fizgig @ 09/02/2013, 08:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My 3 month DD hits me on my chest, pinches and scratches my arm and pushes the breast away with her fist so the nipple gets stretched. Ouch!

Omg this! DS is 5.5 months and mostly he pinches me and pushes the boob away so nipple stretches. It hurts!!

#11 mrselp

Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:00 PM

DS2 is nearly 14 months and I have had some big scratches on my chest. He puts his hands in my mouth, squirms, but the worst is that I have a mole under my armpit and he always digs around poking trying to play with it, it is the most annoying thing ever.

#12 Pop-to-the-shops

Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:04 PM

Holds his foot!

And bites me

Edited by Akatara, 09 February 2013 - 08:05 PM.

#13 R2B2

Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:10 PM

My DD is 10 weeks on monday and she mostly either holds her arm over my boob or rubs it. its very very cute.

all 3 of my kids have used my resting arm to throw their legs up over, apparently I used to do this as well. my newbie did it for the first time the other day - it made me very emotional wink.gif

ETA: her new thing is to pull off the breast for a bit of a chat and giggle. and occasionally she likes to chomp down :/

Edited by R2B2, 09 February 2013 - 08:11 PM.

#14 a letter to Elise.

Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:13 PM

DS used to play with my clothes or my hair. DD tries to suck her thumb or sometimes her big toe at the same time. She has also taken to pinching lately. It's really annoying as she does it really hard and gives me bruises.

#15 queeniebird

Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:14 PM

My 10 month old boy twists my other nipple... It's torture... But he won't feed without doing it! He uses both hands and it looks like he is trying to tune into a radio station
He also like to stand on a stool and jump while feeding...( he looks ridiculous... And my poor boobs get pulled while he is jumping/jiggling

#16 password123

Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:16 PM

Rhythmic slapping of my boobs;
Pulling off then giving me nipple cripples;
Pulling off then giving me a cheeky grin;
Grabbing my lips and twisting them;
Stroking of my arm (I love this one, the others just make me laugh)
She went through a biting phase and I was so sure I wanted to wean her, but she got over it and I'm very happy about that!

#17 Futureself

Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:17 PM

My DS has started humming at some feeds, a little vibration of contentment... wub.gif

And then pinches, scratches and pulls and stretches the nipple at others. I try to focus on the humming  laugh.gif

#18 ~Mintie~

Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:21 PM

Kicks me in the throat...and pats my chest. It's a love hate relationship lol.

#19 greenthumbs

Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:37 PM

Nice thread OP!

QUOTE (Fizgig @ 09/02/2013, 08:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My 3 month DD hits me on my chest, pinches and scratches my arm and pushes the breast away with her fist so the nipple gets stretched. Ouch!

Yep, the nipple stretch, DS still does this at 18mths ohmy.gif

He's done a lot of the stuff written in previous posts, but at the moment it's the  pushing/stretching, sticking fingers in my mouth, stroking my tummy (probably cause it's all soft and floppy like my boobs happy.gif ), tweaking my other nipple (this gives me the heebie geebies at times) and gently squishing/squeezing my other boob and finally smooshing his face into the boob, it's actually a kind of grinding (which I think is because my supply is dwindling sad.gif ).

I will miss most of it if it ends anytime soon (except the tweaking biggrin.gif )

#20 Steggles

Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:41 PM

My 15 month old has taken to sitting on my head when we are feeding lying down. Little toad she is! Put her off and she climbs all over me while still attached grrr

#21 fuzzybear

Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:46 PM

QUOTE (Cranky Kitten @ 09/02/2013, 05:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Over the course of his 15 month life DS has at one stage or another farted, pooed, stroked my skin, stuck his fingers in my mouth, twiddled my hair, pinched the skin under my arm, pinched the other nipple, stuck his bum in the air and waved it around, pulled off the nipple at the point of let down so he could lap it up like a puppy (yeah nice one in public, not!), stuck his fingers up my nose, played with toys/my necklace/watch/glasses....

And sometimes, just sometimes, he consents to snuggle in and look up at me with his gorgeous brown eyes as he drifts off to sleep  wub.gif

Love it, pretty much the same here original.gif

#22 ubermum

Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:53 PM

She annoys the crap out of me.

She likes to slap, scratch, pinch and grab at the boob she's feeding from or my chest. She sometimes likes to grab a handful of my face if she can which has resulted in the odd painful wound inside my mouth or nose. She likes to growl and arch her back and go rigid and red in the face sometimes and, she likes to pull back and nipple feed for the most part which isn't comfortable. She also likes to bite. That is how she tells me she's done. She giggles when I scream. Of the three, I least enjoy feeding this one.

*Bugger, just let down typing this out. Need to get a new top.

#23 pinkcupcakes

Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:08 PM

QUOTE (Cranky Kitten @ 09/02/2013, 07:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
... farted, pooed, stroked my skin, stuck his fingers in my mouth, twiddled my hair, pinched the skin under my arm, stuck his bum in the air and waved it around, pulled off the nipple at the point of let down so he could lap it up like a puppy,stuck his fingers up my nose

And sometimes, just sometimes, he consents to snuggle in and look up at me with his gorgeous blue eyes   wub.gif

i have edited to reflect what ds does but very similar! also likes to grab a handful of face, and for the first few months he would grunt, groan, hum, and sigh with contentment. some days he also pulls off every few seconds to give me a gorgeous grin/gurgle/ "tell" me something that is obviously very important. biggrin.gif
eta: oh! he also likes to grab his foot so he can move his leg up and down, and he opens and shuts his little chubby hand to grab his ear, or my face. hheart.gif

Edited by pinkcupcakes, 09 February 2013 - 09:10 PM.

#24 twilightangel

Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:14 PM

My little boy likes to do a lot of the things already mentioned. He will sometimes lay his arm over the boob he is feeding from which I think is rather sweet as it is like he is hugging it. Currently he also likes to knead the boob.

Occasionally I get scratching, hitting and pinching, he likes to push the boob away and stretch the nipple but I find this mainly happens when it has been a little while between feeds and let down is rather quick and Im flooding him with milk.

I love when he stops feeding and just gives me a huge cheeky grin.

DS3 is my first breastfed baby out of the 5 kids I have and I am really enjoying the experience and all of the above, whilst occasionally painful, are such special memories.

#25 LeggyBlonde

Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:31 PM

aah, you will all go weak at the knees though when I tell you my twins held hands while I fed them together...

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