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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 n**e and when i pick him up he's either pulling on my n****e 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 6825 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 4675 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?