My son just turned 7 months old. He has always kicked and pushed himself off of my arms when nursing sitting up and I could deal with it because I was awake and it was tolerable.
Now though, he has started kicking me in the stomach at night while he nurses. It isn't really direct kicking as much as it is digging his feet into my stomach and pushing himself off over and over and over. I have tried holding his legs down or tucking his feet under him but he works them loose or screams until I let go.
He is still nursing at least every two hours, probably closer to every hour at night lately since he has been a little congested, and so as you can imagine the kicking through the entire nursing session has me feeling pretty tired.
It is also making me very angry in the middle of the night, which I hate to admit but sometimes I just feel like leaving him in the bed with my husband and sleeping on the couch. This in turn is also making the daytime kicking/pushing far less tolerable.
Does anyone have any advice? I can't do any sort of hitting/flicking as I just feel he is too little and it is not a solution that I am okay with. I am not even sure if he is old enough to understand if I were to put him down when he did it. I have no idea what to do. Thanks to any responses in advance!