am i being used as a pacifier

Christina - posted on 05/14/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )

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my six week old will nurse abd fall asleep and,stay Asleep but when she doesnt fall asleep and is up shes happy for alittle then is crying and wont stop till i nurse is she useing me as a pacifier i dont know plus she wont take one

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Lori - posted on 05/19/2014

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First of all… Congratulations on your LO!

Babies don't use Mom as a pacifier. They use a pacifier as a replacement for Mom. Nursing is for nutrition AND for comfort. It's really a good thing that your baby wants to comfort nurse. It's healthy for your baby, and good for your milk supply.

The first 6 weeks of a newborns life can be very very demanding on both Mom and baby. It does get easier as your baby gets a bit older and will eventually settle into some sort of routine.

My suggestion to you: Use your breasts to do what they were built to do… nourish and comfort your baby. Nurse your baby as often as your baby wants/needs. Your baby is still so little. I know it can be exhausting, but this stage won't last forever.

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