Saturday, October 8, 2011

"Rude" Nurser

Liam and I are still breastfeeding and besides a one day nursing strike a few weeks ago, things are going pretty good. Well, except for the fact that he's a "rude" nurser. I'm sure other breastfeeding moms know what I mean but if you don't, I'll give you a few examples. Liam likes to slap my boob, put his feet on my face, put his hand in my mouth while I'm talking, pinch my boob, try to poke me in the eyes, this list could really continue for awhile. The last few months have been so different than the beginning of our nursing relationship.
Now, none of these things will keep me from nursing but I hope this is just a phase. And even if it isn't a phase, as long as the "high pitched screaming when boob is removed from his mouth while he sleeps" is, I can deal with everything else.
Anyone else have a "rude" nurser? What "fun" things did your little one like to do while nursing?


  1. I can't classify Adalee as rude yet. We had trouble latching since she was born with jaundice. The jaundice made her SUPER sleepy and she would fall asleep as soon as she latched and then slide off. She liked to sleep with the nipple in her mouth. She's a lazy nurser because she just wants the milk to drip off so she can lap it up like a kitten! We have had to pump and feed for the past week to get her jaundice all cleared up, but I am just glad she was still drinking my milk. They say there is a major growth spurt between 7-14 days so come this next week we are going to work hard to transition back to breastfeeding only! It'll be a journey, but I'd have in no other way. How old is Liam now? I am planning to breastfeed up to 9 months I think...

  2. This totally made me LOL!! Miles was the rudest nurser...bite, pinch, slap, tweak the nipple, lift up my shirt, show the whole world my goods....I did enjoy nursing. Whenever he did something I didn't like I would take him off, put him down get up and walk away.

  3. Liam is almost 10 months old. We had a difficult start to breastfeeding as well since he spent five days in the NICU. We've had to supplement with formula a few times
    Liam loves to nurse, well eat in general, but I think we'll only nurse for a max of 18 months. I don't know if I can deal with his rudeness much longer than that, lol.