Tell me more about how it causes brain damage. I know he is not hungry because he doesn't want to eat Thanks for all your help!
If your baby isn't hungry then isn't it reassuring to you, the parent, that your baby is calling for you and needing you - the sucking need is just as important as the actual nutrition a baby can receive from the breast, at this age they are so helpless, (anthropologically we, the human race, are born 9 months premature) you are the only ones who can give them what they need, I have noticed so much in today's society that to show love or affection to a child/baby is, in some cases, strictly forbidden, the new mother out with her baby in the pushchair, so many times I've seen such kind gestures and faces, her hand stretches out to touch, but she hesitates, rarely does the mother feel that she has the right to touch her baby, you do, pick the baby up carry her in your arms, sleep with your child, watch your little one sleeping listen to their soft breathing and heart beating, touch your baby's hand and kiss it, genuine love and caring is all your baby needs, a few more hours of being able to profit from your child's presence is a gift, did you realise what an important person you are? and you know you really are important both you and your partner, profit from this wonderful bonding time together and you'll never regret it.
Sorry got on to my alittle there, but its just a sore point that I hear many people discuss the pros and cons of CIO, I can see only the cons!!