15mnth old constantly pulling at shirt.

Cher - posted on 06/28/2011 ( 11 moms have responded )

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My son is 15mnths old and he has been soo sooo clingy lately. He will want the boob every 5minutes and he doesnt even drink. He cry and pulls at my shirt and then sucks for 5seconds and a minute later is at it again.Its starting to get a little tiring. Has anyone else exsperienced this and did you figure out what hes/shes doing? Is he just comfort nursing,is he not getting enough ? I donno.Help!

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Victoria - posted on 07/03/2011

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So nice to not be alone. My son is doing the same thing. He is working on two bottom molars, The top two just came in.

Cher - posted on 07/03/2011

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I noticed the past two days he hasnt been eating that much either,he just ate a bit of supper He only ate the rice and grapes. He wouldnt even eat ice cream that i gave him at lunch..I donno. He is teething and he has a runny nose so i think its a combination of both. Your not alone Erica!! :)

Dawna - posted on 07/03/2011

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I am going through the same thing. For the most part I just let her do what she wants. If we are in public I just tell her not right now. My lactation consultant told me that is normal at this age. My bg also goes back and forth between the breasts... that is what is frustrating. She seems to want me hanging out all day everyday....!!!!! Arrrrrgh.

Erica - posted on 07/03/2011

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My son is 14 months and is constantly pulling my Shirt nag gave up eating solids he will only eat fries, fruit, rice or bread which is a horribly thing for me to watch no veggies no milk or nothing maybe it's the age he is my third child n I did not have these issues with my girls ugh thanks for your post I feel not so alone :)

Melanie - posted on 06/30/2011

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my daughter is 19 mo. and the last few months shes been the same way. it was her canine teeth. they are the absolute worst. some kids get diarreah, runny noses, feveres, even vomitt. if this is his teeth, know youre lucky if all he does is want to use you as a paci. good luck :)

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Dawna - posted on 07/06/2011

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I have an update to my earlier post. My baby girl is getting her first molar so I would assume that is why she has been grumpy and clingy. I just put a little Baby Orajel on her teeth and she is all better. I think the grumpiness will stay a while. I think that is related to her not being able to do something she wants either physically or because I won't let her. hahaha

Tamara - posted on 07/06/2011

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My son does this a lot, though he likes to be playful and will bite the neck of my shirt and try to tear it away like a puppy dog. (And we don't own a dog so not sure where he got that from xD) but he is always teething it seems. He has 8 teeth now, 4 front tops and 4 front bottoms. The Canines are breaking through now it seems. But he constantly wants the boobies. xD And if they aren't easy for him to get to, he will get very angry. So I have to watch what I wear because he seems to know if it is easy bob accesible or not.

Cher - posted on 07/06/2011

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I used the teething tablets when he was around 9mnths and then they were reacalled and i threw them out but Im not sure if they worked or not.I just use tylenol when his cheeks get red/fever or hes really really upset about his teeth.

Essence - posted on 07/05/2011

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I am going through the same thing! It is worse at night. It seems as if my 18 mo old wants to breast feed every 30 minutes and I am exhausted by the time I wake up. I have tried giving him other things to chew on and a his sippy cup,that has a soft tip, but he just wants to breast feed for 3 secs than stop. He come back 5 minutes later...Ugh...I need relief!!!!! Have any of you tried Hyland's teething tablets/gel?

Cher - posted on 06/29/2011

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Thanks Sara D,Yes he does know the sign for milk and a few others but it doesnt help.He pulls first and then i say how do you ask and he will do it and cry. Yeah I think maybe its just teeth. Two in the front are coming in.

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My daughter was like that at 17 months when her first set of molars came through. She was in a lot of pain and just wanted to nurse all the time. Does he have any signs of new teeth? Also, if you don't like the shirt pulling, I found teaching my daughter the sign for "milk" was very helpful. That way she wasn't grabbing at me. The sign for milk is opening and closing your fist, kind of like milking a cow lol. Or you can make up your own sign or word to help him communicate a little better with you.

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