I’m usually not bothered by it but there are times when it gets painful and annoying.So I looked through the net for an explanation and perhaps any measures to curb this behavior when needed.This was when I discovered the term, “twiddle” which means twist or fidget.I know you probably just thought of Tweedleum & Tweedledee from Alice in Wonderland.So did I.
It turns out that twiddling has its benefits. It is a mammalian form of bonding Furthermore, when baby kneads the breast while nursing, it encourages milk letdown because of oxytocin.
However, it can sometimes be quite uncomfortable or even painful for a nursing mommy so here are a few tips to discourage twiddling:
4. Some mommies also recommend telling baby ” No, mommy’s hurt.” They say you must tell this with a serious face. I tried this and my baby just kept smiling at me 😉