(Closed) Breastfeeding: A weird question

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 4
2603 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t know, but I would imagine that it’s not ABnormal. As a friend of mine put it, “Well, I like fried chicken. So if you put a plate of fried chicken in front of me, yeah, I’m going to be all over it. My boobs are my baby’s fried chicken.”

I DO know that different children behave different ways regarding breastfeeding. Some are very placid and quiet and breastfeed calmly; others remain stimulated by the environment and want to look this way and that WHILE nursing (yeah, fun for mom too); some are pushy and demanding; some are finicky…The hand on the breast thing doesn’t shock me at all! (although I do sort of wonder if after a while, you wouldn’t remove the hand on occasion when posing for pictures…)

Post # 5
2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

It is normal behavior, but if it bothers the mom then it is possible to teach a baby “breastfeeding manners.” When my son started doing that I always told him, “No thank you. Please do not grab at my shirt. If you want milk you can sign for milk (baby sign language) or use your words (all babies by instinct say NEH when they want milk).” After a few days he got it and now he rarely grabs at me.

Post # 6
1659 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Yup, Dirty Delete did the same thing. We nursed until she was 13 months. She’s just about 2 now, and she still points to my chest and say “boobs” or “found boobs!”.

Post # 7
2137 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i breastfed for 10months and not once did She have her hand down my shirt, BUT my mom breastfed my brother and he ALWAYS had his hand over herbreast or down her shirt. i guess its pretty normal, nothing weird or crazy

Post # 9
2095 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

DS will only yank on a shirt or try to find boob when he is hungry. The rest of the time he could care less that they are there. He will even try to find them on someone else when he is hungry. 

Post # 10
9690 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@NJmeetsBX:  Yep, it’s normal.  My DS did it all the time when I was breastfeeding him – can you say awkward?  To this day he’s still a boob man, lol.

Post # 11
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Dude, my kids do this and I didn’t even breastfeed DS (I only breastfed Dirty Delete for about 2.5 weeks).  I think it’s a comfort thing of having skin to skin contact, regardless of breastfeeding or not.  

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