Is this normal? Even then she doesn't seem full. Shes still routing. We're into our 4th hour feeding boob to boob with 5min breaks for changing and winding... It takes her at least 2 hrs to feed the last 2days and then she wants more an hr later.
How old is your LO? Isabelle went through a phase of eating from 7-12am every evening, it could be cluster feeding where the baby us going through a growth spurt and they're trying to boost your supply? Or if you are just starting out it could be the same? Your LO could be just wanting to comfort suck as well if they are falling asleep on the boob and then rooting to get comfort so they feel reassured. All are normal things just not very convenient!! Hope she stops soon xxx
Is she constantly sucking and swallowing? Or is she drifting off to sleep and just occasionally sucking? If it's not constant, then she might just be a sucky baby. Our LO would use me as a giant pacifier for hours so we got her a pacifier and now when we know she's fed well but just constant sucking we give her that....
She's only a wk old. She's swallowing most of the time but sometimes it is just sucking for comfort to sleep but she wakes up and crus when I try to put her in her crib.. She wants to be on boob all the time ... Literally!
Yeah that's how ours was too! Even the nurses said they don't promote pacifiers in newborns that are breastfed but she had a good latch and I would have had my boob out 24/7 so they suggested the tube shaped nipple pacifier....
Mine was like this, it was exhausting! I gave a dummy at day 12. I'd fed him for 6 hours straight and then we went to Tesco. He was crying and screaming even though he'd had 6 hours of food. I picked up a dummy off the shelf and popped it in and he stopped instantly. It saved me and my nipples.
If you do use a dummy be sure that they genuinely aren't hungry. Offer the boob first always. Its hard to tell in the early days but my LO soon let me know if the dummy didn't cut it.
Having said al that, if you can bear the occasional marathon let your baby do so. Its great for building your supply and bonding
Thanks girls I just wasn't sure what's normal. She gets so upset when shes fallen asleep and I try to put her down. As though she's in a panic! I hate seeing her that upset so I try just to let her sleep on or beside me. OH says we'll spoil her and she'll never sleep in her crib if this is how we start out..
I just cant let her cry like that for that sake of letting her suck& then snooze where she's feeling safe& comfy...
It's so hard hun, I once fed LO for 17 hours straight. it's really normal and it sounds like you're doing great! It gets better I promise!!! xxx
Is co sleeping an option for you to get some rest? feeding lying down was a life saver!
I dont really know too much about co-sleeping to be honest? I'd be afraid I'd smother her or something?
Co sleeping is safe so long as you're BF, your body naturally curls round to protect your baby.
It's also about creating a safe environment so you all feel secure, usually it's recommended to keep baby on to of the duvet and on the side away from your partner.
When I co slept he was under my duvet and sometimes in between us, I can't remember from what age, I never squished him, got some crazy muscle ache from stay curled around him all night lol.
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