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Old 02-01-2011, 11:03 AM   #1
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Question why does my baby like to play/pinch my nipples?

so weird.. she'll unlatch and be just laying there looking at my nipples.. next thing you know she's got her hands up there playing/pinching them.. OW OW

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Old 02-01-2011, 12:40 PM   #2
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Re: why does my baby like to play/pinch my nipples?

Oh my goodness, I totally understand how you feel. Agh! My toddler does that CONSTANTLY!!!! I am pretty sure it's just a comfort thing but it's so annoying. I even try to cover up the one side and she just digs her little hands around until she finds it anyways! I don't know how to stop it either.
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:59 PM   #3
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Re: why does my baby like to play/pinch my nipples?

I hate it. It is the most irritating thing. I think perhaps they have an instinct to do it to prompt another letdown without having to continue to suck, but it is SOOO irritating. My DH says she does the same thing with her bottle sometimes. I bought a nursing necklace and try to transfer her hands to it as much as possible.
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Old 02-02-2011, 12:37 AM   #4
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Re: why does my baby like to play/pinch my nipples?

I'm sorry I don't have any suggestions but it's so good to know that my babe isn't the only one that does that!!
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Old 02-02-2011, 12:44 AM   #5
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Re: why does my baby like to play/pinch my nipples?

ugh, my ds3 used to nurse on one nipple and hold the other one, like a lovey! Now, at 3, I will wake up to him trying to get his hand up my shirt (he still ends up in bed w/us in the middle of the night) I know it is for comfort, but just ugh! I just flop the other way and he eventually gives up and goes to sleep. I think it is getting less frequent though now that he is not in bed w/us all night, and also that I redirect him consistently. He has a little stuffed frog in his bed that he holds on to.
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:17 AM   #6
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Re: why does my baby like to play/pinch my nipples?

Nipples are comfort and realxation for babies - the first thing they are introduced to. All 4 of mine have played with the other side while nursing or pulled up the shirt to see them while not nursing like a reassurance they were still there. LOL
I agree with the other poster, get some nursing jewlery bling to redirect her too if you feel uncomfortable with it or make your nipples unaccessible when she unlatches. It is just a comfort thing so replace it with a different lovie like a blankie.
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Old 02-03-2011, 11:11 AM   #7
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Re: why does my baby like to play/pinch my nipples?

my toddler did this for so long!!!
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Re: why does my baby like to play/pinch my nipples?

My toddler does this uggh it so annoying! but I cant get him to stop for anything nursing jewelery does not work for us
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Re: why does my baby like to play/pinch my nipples?

Formula fed babies tend to pinch the bottle nipples too I have noticed.
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:10 PM   #10
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Re: why does my baby like to play/pinch my nipples?

I was going to say maybe it's a N Illinois thing, we're up here in Lindenhurst and my son does that too! congrats on your little one! My son was born Jan 14!
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