TheBump.com - the inside scoop on pregnancy.
Get The Bump magazine >
You're almost there. Log in if you're a member or join now to connect to Facebook.
Request a new password
popular: ovulation calculator
Find your most fertile days and start TTC >>
moms love: pregnancy calendar
Count down to delivery with your calendar >>
moms love: your baby this week
Sign up to receive weekly updates on your baby >>
moms love: baby name finder
Search through 1000s of baby names >>
moms love: personalized tickers
Track TTC, pregnancy, or baby's age >>
moms love: pregnancy week by week
Let us guide you along week-by-week!)
DS likes to touch my chest all over and pull on my shirt when he is nursing. The last couple days he started punching my boob while he's nursing! I don't know why he is doing it, lack of what else to do with his hand I guess.. If I hold his arm down to get him to stop, he gets very upset... ugh.
Sounds like a good time to start teaching about soft touches. When your child pinches, punches, grabs, etc, take their hand, look in their eyes and show then how to touch you softly (wherever they were touching you before). This can be done without unlatching, just look into your nursing babies eyes and show them with their hand how to touch you softly.
If they are really hurting you and they don't pick up on soft touches pretty quickly, do the same thing you should do if they bite you, just unlatch them and put them down for at least 5 minutes. If they are really hungry that 5-10 minute break in eating will get their attention, if they are just playing because they are done eating then they will scamper off to play and you both win.