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    Default Twiddling

    OMG, I am going to pull my hair out. W was a twiddler, but it started young and it was always just his other hand. I thought I was in the clear with G but around 12 months she found the other boob and she isn't happy unless both hands and feet are on my other boob, twisting, tugging, pinching, pulling. And she screams if I tell her no, or no more nursing. I know there really isn't an answer--I am mostly looking for sympathy/empathy.

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    Ugh. This sucks. I've been through this with Joe, and it never resolved 100%.


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    The twiddling/hand in the bra is going to be what stops me nursing. Right now it is what stops 80%+ of nursing sessions. :ghug
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    Lame. I don't get twiddling, but I get feet in the face all. the. time. Toddlers. Gotta love 'em, right? Because it's not legal to sell 'em.
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mommal View Post
    Lame. I don't get twiddling, but I get feet in the face all. the. time. Toddlers. Gotta love 'em, right? Because it's not legal to sell 'em.
    When Joe's not twiddling, he's kicking and pushing hard against my stomach and breasts with his feet and knees. It hurts.

    Not legal to sell 'em!


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    I get a fist in the mouth. I mean literally in my mouth. Or he pulls on my lower lip. When we are side laying I get the feet in the stomach or groin. And I get a hard teeth clamp down on my nipple if I try to end the session. Isn't it grand nursing toddlers?
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    I'm going through the exact same thing. I'm sometimes able to cover the other boob with my hand but I let him play with it if I want him to fall asleep so that he doesn't get frustrated and leave, it's the worst bribe ever. I figured it's less annoying if I cut his nails short, which is another battle...

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    mommal

    Oh I SO feel this pain. I tried to prevent the twiddling but it snuck up on me anyway. The sad part is that a lot of times when Tai asks to nurse, all she actually really wants to do is put her face on my naked boob and twiddle, and she seems to get so much comfort from it. But it drives me up the everlovin walls. So I remove her and put my shirt back on and she cries that cry like when you take away their lovey.
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    my DS does all of that too, the older he gets the more his hands/fingers fiddle. with EVERYTHING
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    I'm sorry, I pull my little girl's hand out so fast if she twiddles with the other side or my nursing tank or anything and then get a stuffed animal for her to hold. Ugh, it seriously makes my skin crawl.
    Nursed my sweet daughter 3 years, 3 mos.

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