I bed share and breast feed my 11 month old and for the past few weeks have been trying to get her out of the habit of feeding to sleep. This was going great, I'd changed her routine to fed, bath, bed and she'd do a bit of wriggling and fall asleep in about 15 20 mins. Until she started to sneak her hands down my top and pinch my nipples! It seems as though she's doing it as a comfort thing and no matter how many times I take her hand out of my top she puts them back!
I've tried wearing tops she can't get her hands down, I've tried turning away from her so she can't reach, I've tried giving her a soft toy, I've tried letting her fall asleep with just my husband but she wont have it and it usually ends in a screaming session from her, which is horrible.
She even does it in her sleep o_0 I'm at a complete loss!! I feel as though I'm going to have to either stop breast feeding or bed sharing if it continues, it's so annoying having her constantly grab at my nipples, not to mention painful! She's not trying to get at them to feed either, because once she's got her hands on one she calms down and will fall asleep.
The past few days have been even worse, as it seems she's now needing to literally climb on top on me and grab my nipple to fall asleep. No matter how many times I take her off, tell her it hurts and to please stop and lay her back down next to me, she still keeps doing it, it goes on for hours and I'm torn between letting her so she doesn't miss out on so much sleep and stopping her because its uncomfortable for me.
Hopefully someone has some advice for me