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    My DS is 3 months old tomorrow but for the last few weeks he has made a habit of swiping his little arm up the side of his head and using his nails to scratch along the top of his scalp as he comes back down towards his face. 90% of the time he does this while being breastfed. If he is not doing this he is scratching at my breast. Now while I understand I can just put mittens on him as it's winter and it's cold the other problem is that he has worn a big bald spot along the side of his head where his arm keeps rubbing while he does this. I have tried holding his arm down but it feels cruel like I'm restraining him. Just curious if anyone else's children do this and what did you do about it? Or did they simply grow out of it?

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    Ahh you just gave me flashbacks of my little fella doing the same thing.
    He loved to run his fingers up the back of his head , through his hair and either scratch the top of his head or tug on his hair while feeding.
    He scratched me too, and himself. At those times I'd just guide his hands and show him to go gently. He just seemed to love it so much I couldn't stop him.
    sometimes he'd start before he even latched on hhahahahaha
    I breastfeed him until he was 18 mths and he did it every time.
    Ahh, lovely memories.
    He didn't get bald spots but he never had much hair at the sides to lose and still doesn't, its all on top and at the back.
    I think it's easy for newborns to get bald spots though isn't it?
    They can get them on the back of the head just from sleeping on it.
    CUTE!
    IS your DS a little fast & furious feeder like mine was?
    It might be something to do with it.
    Maybe the hair pulling and scratching is just part of their feeding style.

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    Actually he is a furious little feeder. Lol. I've called him my little wild animal since his very first feeds! Maybe it does have something to do with it. As for the bald spot he hasn't quite managed one as spectacular as this one even though he throws his head side to side in his bassinet at night! At least it's just not my son and hopefully he might grow out of it. Until then I guess I may just have to put up with him having patchy crazy old man hair!


 

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