December 16th, 2014, 01:30 AM
My 4 month old is a nursing addict. He will take any excuse to nurse, and heaven forbid he has to wait even 1/4 of a second longer than he thinks is necessary when he's actually hungry :p And he's strong! So right now, our problem is that in his impatience to eat RIGHT NOW, he curls his upper body up to try to reach my boob before I can get both of us situated. This throws every angle off, and we both end up trying to squirm into place. Compounding things, he still tries to chomp down on my boob before he gets a good latch (which he can latch well and does do on the now rare occasion he decides to be chill about the whole thing). So I'm there, trying to hold him off from latching until the moment he opens his mouth to attempt another chomp, and because I'm "delaying" the process, he's curling his body up even harder to reach boob himself and it's all a bit :panic
I've tried sitting him in my lap instead of a cradle or cross-cradle hold, but he can't sit on his own yet, and the attempt was a disastrous fail. If it was just him, I'd simply nurse him lying down until he could properly support himself, but he has a wild-child 2 y/o sister who needs at least a constant eye, so that's not an option either unfortunately (which is tragic, because he nurses great no matter what when we side-lie nurse).