Elena has started grabbing & pinching my boob while breastfeeding…I have bruises from the pinching. Everyone warns you about the sore nipples but no one ever mentioned this grabbing & pinching! I have tried giving her a toy to hold onto…she just tosses that & grabs for my boob. I’ve tried urging her to grab my t-shirt…no dice. I miss the days she would just knead at it! It’s quite challenging to support her with one hand, support my boob with the other & bat her hand away from grabbing & pinching!
I started Elena on Rice Cereal a few weeks ago…I was naïve to think that babies just know how to eat off a spoon…I mean, every other baby I’d ever fed just did it! Of course, I wasn’t there for their first, second, tenth try either…Elena would open her mouth wide for the spoon but just as I would put it in, she’d look down at it resulting in spoonfuls ending up in her nose, cheek, forehead…I felt like such a dummy!
She’s got the hang of it now & I figured out she prefers it warm rather than cool & am working on getting the consistency of the cereal just right. I have to admit, the stuff tastes really good! I don’t mind testing the temperature with my tongue & am just a little disappointed when she eats it all without leaving me a spoonful!!
Cereal all over her face & loving it!
Getting a nose full