Hey Ive jsut had my MW in and my baby is comfort sucking and we are getting very stressed b this.
To be on stand by we want to introduce a dummy ( E is 9 days old ) what is the best nippolie like one and also anyone have experience with comfort sucking and dummies - its not something i want to do but im losing my sanity at night
I'm sorry you are having a hard time, myDD is also a sucky baby and we introduced a dummy early on- didnt really want to but its fantastic! (although she does prefer our little finger..) I just use tomme tippee closer to nature ones and it's fine but I know some people use nipple shaped ones. I must admit I wonder if it might confuse them more eg same shape but no milk!?
Good luck and don't feel bad we have to save our sanity
I used a dummy from day 12. I'd fed for 6 hours straight and went to Tesco, got 2 foot in the door and he screamed for food. Went straight to the dummies and picked up a MAM crystal one as it was the brand I remembered someone recommending (don't know who, don't know what for but it was a name I recognized!), popped it straight in and silence.....
Make sure you always offer boob first in case they are genuinely hungry, which I was told and never understood as if it was food my LO was after there was no way the dummy would calm him.
Hi my LB was exactly the same. He needed to suckle and I couldnt get any sleep so brought some cheap dummies when he was 2wks old and now I can sleep at night! Best thing I ever did. I didnt actually know at the time about nipple confusion with using a dummy but had no problem with it. I would suggest it for your sanity lol! X
Sophie was never able to take a dummy until she was nearly 4 months old. She would always gag on them. Even now at 9.5 months she still only takes the smallest size dummy.
So not much advice, but the sucking your baby does might also be her working up your actual supply. Sophie stopped comfort sucking as much after the 6 week growth spurt. She then started feeding every 1.5 hours during the day for shorter periods of time which then started to spread more and more as she grew older.
If your baby is only 9 days old the sucking could be her upping your supply. The more the baby sucks, the more milk is produced. I was advised to wait until 6 weeks to be sure that my supply was established and to avoid nipple confusion. Although I know of plenty of people who used a dummy earlier and it worked out fine.
My DD is very sucky, I am her dummy for every nap and through the night. She refuses to take a dummy (I've tried about a dozen different ones) so we gave up trying and just accepted that I'll be her comfort for a while
We use one for falling asleep for the night (she doesn't sleep with it or wake up and want it) and car rides. We use the 1-piece Natursutten one. She didn't like it at first, but we kept offering it in the car and after 3-4 weeks she started taking it in the car. She absolutely HATES car rides and now we can get around without her screaming until she chokes! It was awful and the dummy has really helped.
She also falls asleep with the dummy. She will fall asleep while BF, but if I move then she wakes up. So after a while of hovering over her with my boob so she could fall asleep we now use one for falling asleep. Great since now OH can hold her while she falls asleep too
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