Melissa found a way to keep her toddler’s hands busy while nursing:
My nursing toddler has always been a very “handsy” nurser – pulling my hair, yanking my shirt completely off, whatever. And I never really understood the idea of a nursing necklace – first of all, it just seemed like it would give my baby something to strangle me with, and secondly, it doesn’t really work for the side-lying position. So I started just wearing a lot of drawstring pants and giving her the strings to play with. They’re usually just the right length and a good width, completely safe because they’re attached to you, and easily accessible to the baby from different nursing positions. Plus, because it’s around my waist and not my neck, she can yank on it without causing me any discomfort.
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