Scenario 1: Your baby latches on, hears the television, then suddenly pulls away while still latched on your nipple.
Scenario 2: Your baby latches on. A dog barks. Baby pulls off immediately. Milk let-down all over the place!
If you’re a mom of a 6 to 12-month-old baby that gets easily distracted, then you can surely relate to these scenarios! Aside from the fact that these scenarios can often be painful and frustrating especially if you’re nursing on-the-go, did you know that your baby getting distracted is actually a good sign that her brain is developing? Slowly, your baby is getting curious about what’s going on around her so every sound and every sight catches her attention. This makes it challenging for you though, mama. Here are a few tips on how you can deal with a distracted baby and how you can make sure that she still gets the daily nutrition she needs through good breastfeeding sessions.