lossed soother now is using my boob as a soother help

Stacey - posted on 01/23/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )




we have tryed all kinds of soothers during the day she is not to bad but during the she is waking up every hour crying untill i lie with her with my boob in her mouth i am so tired and dont know what to try she is also teething which makes it harderpls all help welcome


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Codie - posted on 01/23/2011




some babis never take a pasifier. mine didnt. we co-sleep as well, we used to until 6 months anyway. acetaminophen (tylenol in U.S.) for teething baby.
also, fill her belly as much as possible during the day to reduce night time feedings if it's too much for you. if she is old enough for solids, spoon feed up to 3 times a day, esp right before bed along with a full bf session. and once again, it will get better. just gotta push through it:) good luck!

Aleks - posted on 01/23/2011




Sucking is soothing for babies. Breastmilk has got painkilling properties. If your baby is teething, then it is the most natural thing for her to do - wanting to breastfeed.

I found co-sleeping work wonders for my sleep - boob in, baby happy (and sleeping), so then mama sleeping.

One thing you have to remember, this is nothing but a phase an it shall pass. I promise you that it will not last forever.

Oh and by the way, a soother is nothing but a substitute of the breast.

Also, may be a little panadol/baby neurofen (or baby pain killer medicine - not sure what the name it would be outside Australia)

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