what should i do?

Amanda - posted on 03/16/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 2 weeks old and it seems the only way for her to sleep is to breast feed her, even when i know her belly is full she still looks for breast takes it sucks for bit and falls aleep then when i put her in her crib she wakes up 5 mins after and cries for more breast..did this happen to you? Am i doing somthing wrong?? Any advice would help!!!

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Suzan - posted on 03/17/2009

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your not doing anything wrong my daughter in law had the same problem what i advised was a comfort blanket so that he could still smell her when she put him down she cuddled the comfort blanket while she fed him and the put it under my grandson when she put him down and he slept better

Elizabeth - posted on 03/17/2009

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You aren't doing anything wrong. Thats the first advice I would give.

My son was a lazzy sleep eater. Waking him up and playing with his feet keeping him stimulated so that he would be sucking, and easting for at least 20 min per breast (i had a big boy) helped me a lot. I would assume that when he fell asleep he was done eating which isn't always the case.

Keep at it - I am still breastfeeding, Ethan is 4 months old, and it is the most rewarding thing I feel. It does get better. 2 weeks is still very young and she is still learning. Be patient with her, and she will eventually be nicer to you :o)

Try stimulating her while she is eating to make sure she gets a full meal from you before letter her fall asleep. You may be feeding her every hour and a half still, but that is better than every 5 min, there is time for a nap for you :o)

Cheryl - posted on 03/16/2009

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I would worry about her getting enough milk first. my son was a lazzy eater to, the get enough to sooth themself to sleep, I had to undress my son and keep stimulating him by touching his feet and almost pestering him. Also at that age I also did cheast compressions.
It does not make you feel good, when a baby is full nothing will wake them up. Unless it is just a soothing thing. I would worry about a pacifier to avoid nipple confusion, if you try it maybe just at night to see if it works!

Good Luck
Dont worry bf gets way easier

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