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Signing "milk" can be dangerous

Posted by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 8:54 PM
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 I was laying down on my bed to nurse my 4 month old son to sleep at nap time.  We are both on our sides (me propped on my elbow) and I look down and say "Do you want some nummies?" as I sign milk to him a couple of times.

He got all kinds of excited, reached out and grabbed my nipple with both hands!   He just squeeled and pulled every which way!  Gah!  I swear he almost ripped it clear off!

I'm going to have to remain covered from now on, dang!

by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 8:54 PM
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Cruz-s-mommy
by Amanda on Sep. 21, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Lol, sorry mama! I signed/sign "milk" with DS, but then he would/does just wildly bury his face into my breast and start rooting, lol, been that way since 5 mos!

RadnRem
by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 9:05 PM

 Yeah, he's just now starting to act like he understands what it means.  But I've only been consistent with it for about a month and a half. He pretty much just goes nuts, flails his arms around until he gets a hold of me, and shoves his face into my breast  This has been the first nipple attack though, lol.

If he's really hungry/tired....he refuses to look at me signing.  Like "I don't have time for that nonsense, mother!  FEEEEEDD me!"

Quoting Cruz-s-mommy:

Lol, sorry mama! I signed/sign "milk" with DS, but then he would/does just wildly bury his face into my breast and start rooting, lol, been that way since 5 mos!

 

catholicmamamia
by on Sep. 21, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Oh, ouch! 


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Cruz-s-mommy
by Amanda on Sep. 21, 2012 at 9:39 PM

LMAO! Too funny. 

Quoting RadnRem:

 Like "I don't have time for that nonsense, mother!  FEEEEEDD me!"

Quoting Cruz-s-mommy:

Lol, sorry mama! I signed/sign "milk" with DS, but then he would/does just wildly bury his face into my breast and start rooting, lol, been that way since 5 mos!

 

I haven't had a nipple attack yet, but DS is 13months and I'm letting him self-wean, so there may be one yet! In fact, yesterday he found the nipple on my other breast (he would've found it a long long time ago, but I usually only have out one at a time, lol) he tried fiddling with it, but I was able to distract him with a rubber bracelet, which occupied him for the rest of the session. He has also started yanking on my hair during feedings, so I think that bracelet or another "fiddly," may have to become a regular part of our nursing relationship.

aehanrahan
by Group Mod - Amy on Sep. 21, 2012 at 11:49 PM
Ouch!
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ourluvalwayz
by on Sep. 23, 2012 at 9:28 PM
how do you sign milk to your baby? this is my first time breastfeeding but i find that so interesting and would like to try it
RadnRem
by on Sep. 23, 2012 at 9:31 PM

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDtqFtV8dbc

I had to look it up when I first heard about it!

risa_alvarez
by on Sep. 23, 2012 at 9:35 PM

O.o  Ouch, I'm scared of that now. We will be teaching baby ASL because my SIL (Dh's little sister) is deaf. Hopefully he doesn't attack my nipple like that.

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