Writhing around, doing headstands, & BF

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Writhing around, doing headstands, & BF
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Wed, 10-14-2009 - 8:01pm
Okay, my DD just fell asleep for night while BF. This before-bed nurse, for the past 2 days, is pretty much the ONLY one where she'll fall asleep nursing now. The rest of the time she nurses through the day (which is alot 'cause she still has very little interest in solids even at 13 months), she latches on, seems like she's going to fall asleep and then all of a sudden starts writhing around! She tries to stay latched on while almost doing a headstand (picture downward dog yoga position!). I nurse her laying down on our bed. If I cradle held her, she'd just continuously kick her feet. In the middle of the night last night, she kept acting like she wanted to nurse, but then would just pull off and start kicking, or would nurse but do the whole writhing thing. The only time she doesn't is right before bed.
Could she be weaning or losing interest i nursing except for bedtime? Could she be teething? It's just strange. She isn't fussing at all about it. It's like she's just nursing for the heck of it, but doesn't really want to be doing it. She even sits up, smiles and does the "all done" sign. She's hardly eating anything lately with the lack of nursing and disinterest in solids.
Any ideas?
Thanks.
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Registered: 04-01-2007
Wed, 10-14-2009 - 8:03pm
I should also add that I wouldn't mind if she was weaning. I've SO enjoyed our BF relationship, but I'd be ready to move away from it if that's what's going on. If I could get her to drink whole milk and eat more solids, I'd be more comfortable, but I'm not even sure she's wanting to wean anyway. This moving around thing is just driving me crazy though.
thanks.
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Registered: 12-20-2007
Sun, 10-18-2009 - 8:16pm

Isabella (13 months) does that too. Sometimes it's because she's trying to get the milk coming out faster and sometimes it's just because she loooves to move.

I try breast compressions and if that doesn't work, I'll physically pull her down and make her lay down.

Sometimes I'm all right with her shifting around and just let her do it. Other times I'll take her off and put her beside me or on the floor. She plays or sometimes fusses right off and I pick her up and put her back on.

During the day, if she gets restless, I'll just sit her up on my lap and she'll nurses sitting up. It all depends on what's going on and what kind of mood we're both in. :)

Loral


Loral