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baby food source

Posted by on Mar. 26, 2013 at 2:32 PM
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Do your breastfed baby only view you as a food source?? My 3 month baby mostly looking and rooting when I get her. Do your baby do that. So every time she does I give her the breast. Am I doing right
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MrsJoe125
by on Mar. 26, 2013 at 3:17 PM
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You're doing great!  She doesn't only view you as a food source; she views your breasts as a source of comfort as well as a source of nutrition.

If you want to try to teach her not to root, you can interact with her face-to-face instead of picking her up to interact with her and feed her on a schedule instead of on demand.  Then she will learn that interacting with you does not always have to include your breasts and she will also learn to only eat when she is hungry.  But either way is good; you just have to decide which way is best for you and her. :-)

mom2astar
by on Mar. 26, 2013 at 5:12 PM
Thank you such great advice
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KylersMom8-16-7
by Gold Member on Mar. 26, 2013 at 5:23 PM
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You're doing great! My son is 18 months and I'm pretty sure he sees a giant boob when he looks at me lol.

Always feed on demand, it's best for supply and baby. She sees you as food and comfort. Talk to her, hold her hand, sing her a song, read her a book during a feeding.
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OmahaCouponMama
by on Mar. 26, 2013 at 6:56 PM
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I breastfeed my oldest until he was about 1 1/2.  My youngest one wanted to stop when he was about 2 months.  I plan on breast feeding my daughter until she is ready to ween herself or 1.

mom2astar
by on Mar. 26, 2013 at 11:49 PM
Thank you all for your advice
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