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    Default Kneeding- lol

    I know this sounds crazy [ or maybe not ] but my son [ 4 months/18 weeks ] now feels like he's kneeding me [ like a cat does ] when he's nursing. Cutest thing ever! Is this just a habit or is there a method to his madness

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    Default Re: Kneeding- lol

    Aw. DD does this. It actually reminded me of this kitten we had when I was a kid, it was separated from it's mother and was always kneeding everything. I don't know if there's a reason for it..just wanted to comment!

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    Default Re: Kneeding- lol

    Now that DD is older, she has told me she does it to get more milk out. Kinda like compressions, I guess.

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    My DD has done this since an early age as well no idea why but it's cute till she does it to hard, then it hurts a wee bit!
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    Default Re: Kneeding- lol

    I always thought it was part DIY breast compressions and part fiddling. If it bothers you you could try a nursing necklace...
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    Default Re: Kneeding- lol

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mama.p View Post
    Now that DD is older, she has told me she does it to get more milk out. Kinda like compressions, I guess.
    And she's right. It can function as a way to get more milk.

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    Default Re: Kneeding- lol

    My DS does it in a gentle way and I love it! It's a bit like getting a massage... I think it's adorable.

    My DD on the other hand, sometimes does something like it, but it's more of a fiddle/grab than kneading and it's not quite as pleasant! I keep telling her to take notes from her twin, but so far she's not sought his counsel...
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    Default Re: Kneeding- lol

    Now that my DD is older, she does it too . I totally feel like a mama cat.

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    My daughter does it all the time. Now that she is a little older she get kind of rough sometimes, but most of the time it is still sweet

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    Default Re: Kneeding- lol

    My son does this, and at first it was gentle and nice and now he grabs my boob and pinches as hard as he can, eek! He's almost five months old, so that may be why. I cut his nails cuz I looked like a mama dog with scratches all over my boobs, but he just picks up that skin and pinches it between his fingertips and palms and he's good at it too. Then he'll kneed again.

    I want to allow him to do it, because I think its part of learning, but I want to give him something else to pinch on! Whats a nursing necklace?

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