Hi, I'm new to these forums although I attend LLL meetings. But our next meeting isn't for a while and I'd love to get some input sooner!
My 2.5 month old has recently started "thrashing around" while eating. He kicks his legs and uses his arms to flail and push at me. Sometimes this causes him to push off, pulling my nipple in the process (ouch). But he's not trying to stop eating-- when he actually does push himself off, he gets upset that he's not eating anymore. He's hungry, just incredibly fidgety.
Is this what is meant by a distractible baby? This seems to happen lately no matter what else is (or isn't) going on around us.
Any suggestions for what to try? Should I swaddle him to eat? (Seems tough to do every time, but maybe I could try for a day or so to see if he learns to calm down)? Is this a sign of something else?