Anyone have any suggestions/tips on how I can NIP with such a distracted eater?
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Distracted Eater - 7.5 mo#110-13-2010, 02:03 PMMy 7.5mo will get distracted by ANYTHING while eating regardless of where we are. When we nurse at home, even if I have taken him to a quiet room, with the door closed, something like a neighbors dog will bark and he will unlatch and try to sit up to see. It is not as big of a deal at home (although sometimes painful) but out of the house it is very different. I don't like using a nursing cover and besides he is at the age where he will yank it right off anyway. I just have a hard time being discreet and not flashing everyone when is unlatches and tries to sit every 30 secs. I have even tried waiting a little longer to nurse to make sure he is really wanting to eat and not just comfort nurse but it makes no difference.
Anyone have any suggestions/tips on how I can NIP with such a distracted eater?Tags: None
#210-13-2010, 04:16 PMMy 6-month-old is similar. I just keep one hand ready to cover my exposed breast and wear nursing tops that allow me to nurse with more "coverage".
#310-13-2010, 06:21 PMYeah... I try to layer my tops to help with that but I can't really keep a free hand because he is a stunt man and the about size of a 10 month old. I am able to cover myself back up relatively quickly but he squirms so much when he is trying to look around and go see what distracted him that I have to make sure he doesn't just dive off my lap. I try to hide behind his head while I cover back up. After a couple of seconds he is ready to eat again and goes back to try and eat and I have just managed to cover back up completely LOL. Then he is frustrated like "where did my food go lady?" and gets fussy.
I wish there was a way to keep him occupied/focused while eating. Does anyone use those teething necklaces? Maybe that or something like it could give him something to occupy himself with.
#410-15-2010, 10:28 PMI have a nursing necklace that he loves, but it doesn't keep him nursing. But he will grab it instead of my hair!
I remember talking to my daughter so much about modesty and how I wanted her to help keep me covered up when she was done nursing! I know she finally got it somewhere in there, but not this young of course
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- Jan 2011
#504-11-2011, 02:08 AMHi, sorry no advice, just empathy! It feels like I am "tits-out" half of the time; we currently nurse while I am on my side and my son (8 months) sits while drinking (and I use the term loosely, as it means he has a few suckles, then smiles, tries to crawl over me, laughs at me and then latches on again)
I am so enjoying him at this age though, he is so silly and cute, that I just laugh it off
But I try to not nurse in public anymore unless he is in his ergobaby, as I am not keen on flashing everyone!
- Apr 2011
#604-27-2011, 09:50 AMI remember my daughter and I going through something similar. In regards to NIP, I would find nooks where I could nurse comfortably. As I knew that not only was the on/off (literately) nursing challenging me and my patience and comfort level in public, that *she* was getting distracted while eating. Limiting those distractions, when possible, became my goal. So finding quite places where she could eat in peace helped solve the challenge. I wish you luck. Nursing a curious one is certainly an adventure.
I also wanted to say that when I was at home with my daughter, I would help her by lying down to nurse her. It seemed she was more comfortable and less distracted when we were lying down with each other.
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- Jun 2012
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