breastfeeding/dummy

Cassie - posted on 11/17/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Hi people, im breastfeeding my little boy he is 8 weeks, but sometimes say if he is overtired or cant settle he uses the breast for comfort which sometimes is really hard as it feels as though hes latched on constantly, i have tried to give him a dummy, but h refuses it, any1 else got this problem

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Michelle - posted on 11/18/2009

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may I suggest wrapping...I used www.gypsymama.com it will keep baby close to you and you can keep up with everything else you need to do. What he is prolly wanting is your smell and your warmth. It's comfort, good luck

Kimberly - posted on 11/18/2009

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My son refused a nuk until he was 4 months old. Now when he is tired or fussy I don't have to nurse him to settle him down. Try to introduce it again later.

Cassie - posted on 11/18/2009

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thank you people, suppose it good that he not taking a dummy, like you all said he doesnt need weaning off it then xx

Eve - posted on 11/17/2009

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Hi Cassie. my baby boy is now 3months and i tell ya he still uses the breast for comfort sometimes (specially at bedtime as he loves to just fall asleep on me).
Having the same problem with dummy but like Sinead said already its kind of good as he doesnt need to weaned off it later.

Victoria - posted on 11/17/2009

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yes a dummy be useful i had the same problem but after oliver had had the dummy for about a week he had seemed to have forgotten how to breastfeed so id suggest ya just hang in there

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Yes - both mine just spat the dummy out, as far away from them as possible!

They did grow out of the comfort sucking though, that doesn't last forever, and if they don't use a dummy they don't need to weaned off it later.

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