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    Default Gabe's new thing

    I have to nurse with both boobs out. Seriously. Like, I sit down, and he has to be able to see both boobs. If he doesn't, he won't nurse. He fusses and paws at my nursing bra. He switches back and forth constantly between the 2 . . . nurses for a total or 3-5 minutes maybe. I definitely hear him swallowing so I know he's getting milk, but it's hilarious. I mean, it's totally 100% fine at home. Emily usually sits next to me and helps Gabe with switching (that's entertaining all in itself). But it's hard when I'm trying to NIP or at church. I obviously cannot (or at least will not) do that in public. He won't nurse unless he can have both at once.

    Any suggestions?

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    so sorry, no suggestions

    but that is some funny stuff

    i hope this passes
    Autumn
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    Wow ..hmm.. Will he nurse with a cover over him? something like a hooter hider?

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    I have no clue.

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    i have no clue either, but sounds interesting.

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    I, too, was going to suggest a coverup or something. How longs' he been doing it?
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    Default Re: Gabe's new thing

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*number3 View Post
    I, too, was going to suggest a coverup or something. How longs' he been doing it?
    He's been doing this for the past 3 weeks, maybe 4. He will absolutely not nurse with a cover up on at.all. That's even worse than trying to keep one boob in the nursing bra

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    Default Re: Gabe's new thing

    How about letting him keep a hand on the other boob (under your shirt of course) while he's nursing?
    Mom to A&B (we're 3!) and baby M

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    I really wish I had some advice for you! I know it's probably a little bit of a pain, but I just think it's too funny how they change the way they want to nurse overnight. They get their little minds set to something and there is no changing it. Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*dojomom View Post
    How about letting him keep a hand on the other boob (under your shirt of course) while he's nursing?
    I think that's a good idea.

    Believe me, I know how particular and insistent toddler nurslings can be, and in all cases we have to pick our battles. But, personally I think I would probably treat this behavior like biting or something, just not allow it and stop the nursing session if he gets unruly about it. That's just what I would do - you might think that's a bit harsh. You know your child and your situation best.

    Molly

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