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Old Dec 12th, 2012, 21:34 PM   1
bananaz
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Well it's official


Breastfeeding is absolutely nothing like I expected it to be. I just had to let my LO cuddle with the remote control while bouncing up and down in complete darkness in order to get her to stay latched on and nurse.

Please tell me I'm not the only one doing crazy things to get my kid to eat? My mom and grandmother, who between them have breastfed 7 babies, seem shocked at the lengths I sometimes have to go to get my baby to nurse properly. My grandma says that if she's pulling off all the time then she must not be hungry. Uh, she's crawling up my leg crying and grabbing at my shirt - she's definitely hungry! She just also happens to be intensely aware of the fact that there are THINGS around her that she NEEDS to inspect/grab/taste. It's been like this for almost 3 months now! This phase is going to pass soon, right? Right??



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2012, 21:40 PM   2
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I'm so glad I'm not the only one who has to do silly things to keep my baby's attention!!!

He started flailing his arms around, any noise would make him pull off. If I speak or sometimes even give him eye contact he'll unlatch, smile at me then refuse to go back on!!

Hes currently fussing at the boob so my latest silly attempt to get his attention is the 'booby dance!!!' I say abooby booby booby booby boob and while he's distracted get him latched on!!!! It's hard to explain on here but my oh and children laugh at me and my attempts!!!



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2012, 21:47 PM   3
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I'm so glad I'm not the only one who has to do silly things to keep my baby's attention!!!

He started flailing his arms around, any noise would make him pull off. If I speak or sometimes even give him eye contact he'll unlatch, smile at me then refuse to go back on!!

Hes currently fussing at the boob so my latest silly attempt to get his attention is the 'booby dance!!!' I say abooby booby booby booby boob and while he's distracted get him latched on!!!! It's hard to explain on here but my oh and children laugh at me and my attempts!!!

Hahaha, oh my god, that sounds too funny, but really you have to do whatever works! I'm sure this will all be hilarious to look back on when it's not so stressful and frustrating.



 
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Old Dec 12th, 2012, 23:35 PM   4
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Hahaha omg sounds like me! I have to grab my boob, chant "booby, booby" and wave it in LO's face to try to get her to notice it but she just laughs! when she pulls off I get milk everywhere but she seems to find it funny haha!



 
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Old Dec 13th, 2012, 00:19 AM   5
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Greenpear!!! That's it!! It's the booby chant rather than the booby dance Although there are some jiggly dance moves going down too!!!

Bananaz I'm sure one day we'll all laugh about it!! I'm just glad I'm not on my own on this one!!! Glad I'm not the only one with an easily distracted bubs!!



 
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Old Dec 13th, 2012, 01:21 AM   6
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I'm right there with you! Eloise hardly wants to feed at all in the day. If I catch her when she's just woken up she will latch on and she's happy feeding laying down at night but sometimes it will take 3 or 4 attempts at me offering before she takes any and then shell only stay on for 3 mins! My eldest took boob all the time for whatever reason even if she wasn't hungry! It's so frustrating!



 
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Old Dec 13th, 2012, 02:44 AM   7
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Nursing necklace!!



 
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Old Dec 13th, 2012, 04:34 AM   8
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If DS was ever that hard to feed, I'd leave it half an hour and then try again. I was offering far too often by the time he got to 6 months or so, and he'd just get annoyed with me and fuss.

You could always try leaving her an extra bit of time if she's really messing about.



 
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Old Dec 13th, 2012, 05:07 AM   9
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My lo isnt old enough to get so distracted yet but I have this cool bf cover, more for privacy but maybe when he gets to that age maybe i could use it to get him to stay focused? Think that might work?



 
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Old Dec 13th, 2012, 05:33 AM   10
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You'll probably find you need another 6 hands to keep the cover anything like over LO by 6 months. Most babies don't like having their heads covered, so a cover is just another distraction.



 
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