my 21 month old has gotten progressively worse about shoving his hands in my armpit while he nurses and uses the other hand to pull my hair, push my head around and mess with my clothes.
it has been so gradual that i hadn't noticed it bothering me until recently with all the nursing i'm doing b/c of teething.
he seems to need this twiddling just as much as the nursing right now.
when he does these things, he moves his hands so fast and brings so much nervous energy to something that should be relaxing for both of us.
when i try to tell him not to do it, distract him or restrain his arms, he gets very upset.
i am posting this because i reached my breaking point last night.
i had been messed with for far too long and refused to nurse him,
that of course did not go over well with him and finally my husband helped restrain his hands so that he could nurse himself to sleep.
the whole ordeal reminded me of when i was first learning to nurse and needed so much help to accomplish it.
i feel as if i've come full circle.
i know that he's not ready to wean,
and even though i feel as if i am now,
i see that changing as his need for nursing subsides as his teething ends.
how have you dealt with annoying twiddling?
any suggestions would be so appreciated.
i am running short on patience!!