Help! Tiny has this habit that none of my others had, and I am at my wits end trying to figure out what to do about it. She nurses for comfort (im pretty much dried up now) and likes her boobie when she needs to chill out, which is cool. Taking the breast away from her/wening is not an option. But she PINCHES. As in, when suckling one nippe, she snakes her hand over to the other breast and pinches the other nipple. Rolls it around. Pulls it if I am not wearing a bra. And it HURTS! What I have been doing is removing her hand and saying "don't pinch, that hurts", as well as redirecting the wandering hand to something she can fiddle with (her blanket, the edge of my shirt, my hair, my necklace). It seems as if she is not fiddling my nipple, she wants to stick her fingers up my nose instead I try to cover it with my hand, she'll yell "stop" and push my hand away. Or just wiggle her hand under mine/my clothes again.
So after months of this pinching thing, she still does it. Any other suggestions? I wear a necklace she can play with (in fact she often does this yoga thing and sticks her foot between my neck and chain while nursing). I encourage her to bring a toy, blanket or bottle when she nurses so she can fiddle with that instead. Like I said, weaning is not an option, though she gets most of her "milk" from a bottle now, the boobie is her comfort. Since she has no other real lovies I'm not ready to remove that from her (plus I'm tired and have no sticking power to full out weaning right now, I will give in, I know, I tried doing the night weaning thing not long ago, it lasted 2 hours).
Any help for my poor nipples? Or just wait it out?