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    Hi I am new at lll and I have observed that my 8 month old likes to twist my nipples when feeding. I don't know if that is normal or not? It's rather bothersome. Advice would be appreciated if this has happened to anyone.
    thanks.

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    Default Re: breastfeeding behavior

    It's normal and pretty common. Here is a thread from a few monhts ago where this was discussed. may have some ideas for you. http://forums.llli.org/showthread.ph...g-with-nipples

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    Default Re: breastfeeding behavior

    Normal and annoying! Definitely check out LLLMeg's link- good ideas in that thread.

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    I always keep the other breast that is not being utilized covered, which helps reduce twiddling. Thankfully my daughter is pretty down-to-business when she nurses but if she does get idle hands while nursing (performing nasal exams, etc.) I will put on my nursing necklace, that has silicone beads that are soft enough for her to play with/chomp on. If she seems to get bored (fiddling, gumming my nipple), I'll switch breasts and then redirect to something else.

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    http://kellymom.com/ages/older-infan...ing-manners-2/
    Very normal! As meg said in the link, my husband did so as a child and he was formula fed. I let my oldest twiddle until he was just over two since it didn't bother me all that much. He knew not to do it in public or when company was over. Once I became pregnant, I spent several weeks getting him to stop as it triggered some intense nursing aversion. I kind of miss it because getting him to fall asleep takes forever without it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*zaynethepain View Post
    http://kellymom.com/ages/older-infan...ing-manners-2/
    Very normal! As meg said in the link, my husband did so as a child and he was formula fed. I let my oldest twiddle until he was just over two since it didn't bother me all that much. He knew not to do it in public or when company was over. Once I became pregnant, I spent several weeks getting him to stop as it triggered some intense nursing aversion. I kind of miss it because getting him to fall asleep takes forever without it.
    I only take down one side of the nursing bra at a time so that might help you.
    Mom to Samuel J.
    born 7lb. 10 oz. and 22" tall
    on Saturday, October 19, 2013.

    My breastfeeding experiences: http://www.breastfeedinghacks.com/

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