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I exclusively pump my baby my breastmilk and bottle feed it to her.
this has never been an issue, and my supply isn't an issue. Everything is great.
But recently, she's starting to always want to be held because she's awake more during the day rather than napping.
usually i would have time to pump. now that she's a little bigger and awake more, i can't pump because when i put her in her swing while i pump she cries. then i pick her up she stops.
i put the swing right next to me so she can see i'm still there. but it's so hard to hold my two breast pump handles while trying to soothe her. i can't do this. it's either don't pump or let her cry. any suggestions on what i can do to keep her calm for 20 minutes, or do i just let her cry? i don't know what to do :/ she's about to be 4 weeks old tomorrow
i understand a newborn wants to be held all the time, i have no problem with that, it's only when i'm trying to pump is when it's a burden on me!
to the ones saying "i wouldn't let her just cry" then what should i do so i can pump for 20 minutes! that's the question and problem! lolAnswer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 11:34 PM on Aug. 12, 2012 in Babies (0-12 months)
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Answer by Dardenella at 12:19 AM on Aug. 13, 2012
Can you lay her in your lap while you pump? Maybe just laying there she would be more content. Also do you swaddle her? Sometimes that helps when they are wrapped up nice and tight they feel comfy then. I would try that to see if it works. As well as try to pump as much as possible when she is asleep so you won't need to so much when she is awake.
Answer by sheloveearth at 12:44 AM on Aug. 13, 2012
She might not like the swing!!! My DD loved hers but my DS freaken hated it!! And 4 weeks old is to young to let cry for that long...
Try placing her on a play mat/baby gym thing with over head stuff to keep her occupied, or in her car seat, stroller or something like that... that worked great for my DS - he loved the play mat thingie.
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