I have twin girls, about 5 months old. Ella, the second twin, has always nursed with ease. But in the last two weeks she has begun to pinch (hard) with her hands, and she keeps playing a little game by pushing my nipple out of her mouth, then darting forward to suck it back in (over and over). It can be cute, but it’s annoying by the end of the day and when I have two nursing at once it’s downright frustrating and becoming quite painful. I think she is being playful b/c sometimes she stops and looks at me as if she is showing me the new trick. I try to gently pull her hand away or give her my finger to hold (or her sisters hand), and this helps with the pinching. But now she is doing the game with the nipple with just her mouth and neck. She sucks on the nipple and pulls/stretches it out until it pops out, then goes in again for more. It’s not just at the beginning of the feed…it’s all throughout. And she cries and cries if I take her off. If I try to hold her more closely to me she resists hard and eventually cries with frustration. Do I let her just continue with this activity? It sometimes really hurts, and it’s making it impossible to nurse with her sister.
I really want to keep BF them both, but it's not feasible for me to nurse them seperately. As is they both still want to eat 6 to 7 times per day, and usually once per night. I just don't know how much longer I can really last. It feels like every BF session is more and more frustrating.
I would welcome any thoughts or advice from you all~!