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DS (10 1/2 months old) has started wacking himself in the head with the back of his hand when he's nursing and, I think, trying to stay awake....

... just a phase or something to worry about? Never seen him do anything like this (he's not a fit-pitcher, head-banger, rocker....). He's actually really easygoing, smiley, and very interactive most of the time.


Asked by Adelicious at 1:03 AM on Aug. 2, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • He could be trying to keep himself up! My 8 month old is also a very easy going baby, but she does try and fight sleep sometimes while nursing. If you can hold his hand, or give him a little blankey to keep his hands busy it might help.

    Answer by sarahmae3 at 3:11 PM on Aug. 2, 2010

  • It feels good to him. It isn't about the hitting so much, it is about the rhythm. don;t worry... he is fine.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 1:05 AM on Aug. 2, 2010