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Thread: My bb is pulling snd tugging on nipples why

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    Unhappy My bb is pulling snd tugging on nipples why

    Sometimes when my bb is eating, he pulls and tugs and kinda shakes his head then starts to fuss I pull him off and try to get him to latch on again and we will do this a couple of times befor I just quit. He is hungry and I try burping him thinking mayby little tummy ache but that doesnt seem to be the prob, I also thought he might be teething but he just now 2 months. Any thoughts

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    Default Re: My bb is pulling snd tugging on nipples why

    The behavior you describe is pretty common. Often it's the baby's way of controlling milk flow- either slowing it down if it's too fast, or generating another letdown if it is too slow. And sometimes it's baby's way of saying "I'm done, I'll try this again later".
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    Default Re: My bb is pulling snd tugging on nipples why

    Yup totally normal. You have many odd / annoying but completely normal nursing behaviors ahead if you too. They change / evolve as months go on! You'll find a lot of explanations at kellymom.com
    1st time mom over 40 to Alex(andra) b: 7/14/12

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