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    Default turning ihead,and pulling nipple

    my lo (3mo)has started to turn her head,while keeping my nipple in her mouth.(still latched on)..its begning to cause nippple soreness..any advice?

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    Default Re: turning ihead,and pulling nipple

    It could be a positioning thing, where you both have gotten lazy at positioning, now that you're past the newborn stage. Pay attention to correct positioning.

    Or, she's reaching an age where she notices things around her. People, sounds, the blank wall behind you, all these things were out of her vision just a few weeks ago, and have become clearer. So she's turning to look at them. Eliminating distractions as much as possible can help.

    If you sense her turning too much, be ready with your pinky finger, so you can pop it in the corner of her mouth and break the latch, preventing damage to you.
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    Default Re: turning ihead,and pulling nipple

    How are her wet diapers and poopies? At around 3 months, my DD started doing that exact behavior. She also became a lot more "wiggly" and seemed frustrated at the breast. At first it was just during one or two feedings a day, but then it started being at every feeding. I called a lactation consultant and she said it was a sign of her not being satisfied with my flow. She suggested I take fenugreek seed pills and I also started drinking a lot more water. It really helped and DD seemed a lot calmer and content while BFing. I don't want to scare you or worry you, but for me, that's what the problem was


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    Default Re: turning ihead,and pulling nipple

    A lot of time tugging on nipple from side-to-side means she needs to burp. Try to burp her.

    Tugging on the nipple backwards a lot of the times means LO needs to poop or has gas.

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    Default Re: turning ihead,and pulling nipple

    oh great advice..she definatly does look around alot,and is very intrested in whats around her...as far as her poopies,she goes several times one day,and then may skip a day..shes peeing normal too..i have been more lazy with positioning her,so we will be better about that...

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