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Around what age do babies stop trying to eat their hand instead of your boob?? Lol..I cant feed my 12 day old unless he is wrapped because he goes after his hands more than my nipple!

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Asked by tiger_tatted1 at 10:17 AM on Sep. 15, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Give him time, he's only 12 days old...

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 10:19 AM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • Lol. I know he will change. I was just wondering what age did other parents notice it change.

    Comment by tiger_tatted1 (original poster) at 10:22 AM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • It takes a bit for them to grasp what is going on. LOL Maybe buy a "Nursing Necklace" that way he can try to grab and hold it while eating. I do believe MOST babies need swaddled for quite a bit before they learn to eat without stuffing their hand in.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:23 AM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • swaddle the little guy. My little guy would play with my shirt, or hold my boob like a cup. haha It will pass. Whenever he would put his hand in I would hold it, insert boob in mouth, then let him go. GL

    Answer by Amelia512 at 10:23 AM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • I honestly don't remember my first doing this at all, but my second did until around 3 months old. I simply swaddled her or would get her to grab my pinky and then start nursing.

    Answer by aeneva at 10:26 AM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • I have the same problem with my son who is 10 days old. He has slowed down on attacking the hand, but I still have to swaddle him like he is in a straight jacket from time to time.

    Answer by mandapanda942 at 11:37 AM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • My 2 month old still will get her fist when she is real hungry it does seem to happen less though.


    Answer by martat at 11:48 AM on Sep. 15, 2010

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