My son is four months old. I have been co-sleeping with him since he was 2 months old. I started co-sleeping because we both slept almost through the night that way. He usually wakes up only once or twice to nurse. The past three ngihts he has wanted to use my nipple as a pacifier all night! He wakes up about every hour and cries until I give it to him. He won't nurse, but just kind of plays with it until he falls asleep, and then wakes up again wanting it back. It's starting to wake my husband, who gets up at 4 AM fir work. He will take a regular pacifier during the day, but not at night now. He just wants my nipple. Has this happened to anyone else? What did you do? I am so sore! I feel like I just started nursing all over again! Ouch! I'm almost at the point of just putting him back in his crib, if we're going to be up all night anyways!Answer Question
Answer by DarkFaery131 at 10:30 AM on Jul. 1, 2010
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Answer by Jademom07 at 10:37 AM on Jul. 1, 2010
Using a pacifier at all is probablly a bad idea. Breastfed babies that don't ever get pacifiers generally don't use mom as a pacifier. Once you get rid of the pacifer things should improve. Pacifiers can start causing problems at any time during breastfeeding, that's why they aren't recommended by La Leche League, the American Academy of Pedicatrics, the World Health Ass, and other groups concerned about breastfeeding. You can be going along thinking my baby is doing so good with breastfeeding and using pacifers and/or bottles and then one day the problems can start.
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