My daughter is 2 weeks old. I have been breastfeeding exclusively and am wondering when and if it will get "easier". My nipples are still very sore and I am afraid to go out in public with my newborn and 2 year old because of the fear my baby will be hungry and the toddler will run away from me.
My baby feeds at times for 20-30 minutes on each side, and at other times she will feed for a few minutes on a side and fall asleep. When I go to lay her in her crib, she wakes up and starts screaming. This process can repeat itself for hours. My baby will not take a pacifire from me.
Any words of encouragement or help are greately appreciated. Thank you!
Asked by Anonymous at 11:50 AM on Mar. 15, 2010 in Kids' Health
Answer by QandA at 11:54 AM on Mar. 15, 2010
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Answer by Jaydin_Makenna at 12:01 PM on Mar. 17, 2010
I promise things will get better. I breastfed my baby and I was so sore for about two to three weeks and I got lucky because my mother in law helped me. My baby was preeme so I had a very hard time keeping her awake to eat and most of the time she fell asleep after maybe 5 minutes! She also would not let me put her down no matter what everytime she woke up as soon as I put her down but just know that things will get better. Just start to lay her down more often and let her see you so she knows you are there or let her hear your voice that may help. I wish you all the luck
Answer by ProudMommy134 at 1:17 AM on Mar. 18, 2010
Answer by IMAMOM2-2KIDS at 2:31 AM on Mar. 19, 2010