Not only is my 6 week old eating every hour, she also snacks on my breast constantly. She hates a pacifier so I suspect she's just using my breast to soothe herself because she'll act like she's hungry and then suckle for 1 or 2 mins. How do I stop her without resorting to a pacifier (which she hates)?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 4:01 PM on Apr. 20, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by LeanneC at 4:10 PM on Apr. 20, 2009
All babies nurse for comfort, it is one of the built in benefits of nursing. It can feel overwhelming in the beginning, when the baby's needs are SO intense and so frequent, but that does change. One thing to remember is that she is still a newborn, and this is normal and healthy behavior for her... it is also something that fades over time. It might seem overwhelming right now, but it will someday be just a memory.
Answer by Collinsky at 4:15 PM on Apr. 20, 2009
Answer by NovemberLove at 4:19 PM on Apr. 20, 2009
Oh, yes! Absolutely get a sling or wrap, which enable you to nurse handsfree - you can go about your life while still meeting all your baby's needs! www.thebabywearer.com has articles and information to help you choose a carrier and where to get them, and how to use them.
It was amazing for me when I got my first carrier (besides the Snugli, which I couldn't breastfeed in). EVERYONE got their needs met... always a beautiful thing.
Answer by Collinsky at 4:20 PM on Apr. 20, 2009
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