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Old 08-15-2011, 02:58 AM   #7
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Re: Can you teach a 3-month-old nursing manners?

Originally Posted by VeganCupcake View Post
Is it possible that you have overactive letdown and he's trying to manage the flow? At 3 months old, I don't think they have the capacity to understand cause and effect yet, so IMO, they don't have the capacity to have good nursing manners.

What if you try leaning back while nursing so that gravity slows the flow a bit?
I do think that I have overactive letdown, and for the most part he seems to handle it pretty well. The clamping and turning happened during his usual cluster feeding time though, so I don't think my letdown is causing this behavior, unless it's too slow during that time and he's frustrated at how long it takes to fill his tummy.
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