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Latching on user banned
19th Jun '13

I have a 6 month old and im 15 weeks pregnant. He'll be 7 months the week i turn 4 months.



Anyway I believe i am getting colostrum again because i sometimes leak. My 6 month old was a breastfed baby the first 3 months of his life then i decided it wasnt for me so switched fully to formula.



Well for the last few days my 6 month old has had a little diarrhea and he keeps trying to latch onto my b**bs. For the most part of the day, unless im going somewhere of course, i am nude and when i pick him up he's either pulling on my nipple or trying to latch onto it.



Idk what to do to get him to stop. Is he smelling my colostrum? Why is he doing this now? How do i get him to stop? Could it be because he is sick he is looking for the comfort? What should i do? I never had this issue with him before now.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
19th Jun '13

If it were me I would just nurse him. If you dont want to do that then put a shirt on.

user banned 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4666 posts
19th Jun '13
Quoting Jennybananna:" If it were me I would just nurse him. If you dont want to do that then put a shirt on."


I would but i only leak maybe once in awhile its not a reoccurring thing and he bites everything now that he has teeth. My b**bs are so sore. Id hate for him to bite me lol

-BLT- Due May 20; 1 child; St Louis, Missouri 2572 posts
19th Jun '13
Quoting Jennybananna:" If it were me I would just nurse him. If you dont want to do that then put a shirt on."


:!:
Could be anything. Comfort, the smell, curiosity because they're there, etc.

TheyCallMeMOMMY♥ 3 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 6820 posts
19th Jun '13
Quoting Jennybananna:" If it were me I would just nurse him. If you dont want to do that then put a shirt on."


Ive always been told this is a no no, if you stop nursing and then start again while pregnant it can send you into labor.



I could be wrong though.

Trey&Genesis'momma 4 kids; 4 angel babies; Somewhere, IN, United States 4587 posts
20th Jun '13

Lol. I think you might have that problem even by putting a shirt on. I don't walk around completely naked during the day but while I'm home, I do walk around in just a bra and undies because I can't handle this heat especially being pregnant. I haven't had any recent issues but my 1 1/2 year old was real bad about always trying to latch onto my shirt or pulling on my b**bs when I was holding her. She was breastfed for the first 3-4 months of her life before I was forced to switch her to formula completely because she wasn't gaining weight. What I used to do is when she would do it, I would discourage her away with toys or something to catch her interest or if it was her normal feeding time, give her a bottle of course. She did it for a long time and sometimes i had to tell her "No no!" But eventually she stopped doing it. I think it's normal for babiess who are breastfed to desire that connection because that's what they got used to for a while. Just keep trying to discourage him. He is probably also smelling the colostrum if you're truly leaking this early. Who really knows?