Maybe we have different opinions of what is acceptable during nursing time?
my son is big. Like wears 12-18 month clothes(that barely fit), size 5 diapers big. So I have done some things differently than I was planning to make up for when he gets even bigger but is still young, I won't have to fight him. Kwim? my cousin can barely get her 1 year old in his carseat bc he is too big and fights her.
I didn't clarify, sorry. My son doesn't hurt me when he kicks or pinches, he doesn't do it to me directly, he does it trying to look around or play while nursing. The pinching part its not exactly pinching, more like grabbing. Not sure if that makes any sense?? So I take him off because no kind of playing or looking around is acceptable to me. At all. IMO
Anyways when we get to 10months we will see, but I can't tolerate it with a 5 month old. Even when he is just laying there but not actively nursing I take him off. Sometimes he just likes to lay there with my nipple in his mouth and smile and whatnot. I smile back and say what a sweet boy, but I take him off to cuddle or play. I do let him nurse himself to sleep, if he wants. Also, I plan to do baby led weaning, but if he is out of control at 10 months , I may have to re evaluate that.
Sorry to highjack your thread OP! Just felt I had to explain myself and my thoughts on appropriate nursing behaviors.