My first son was very sucky. Because of his tongue tie with lack of support and advice and knowledge at the time, I ended up pumping for him full time. We used a dummy. This little man has had his tongue tie snipped and it has been a hellish two weeks - but we are breastfeeding! ... I was kinda hoping to be the dummy - but that doesn't work all the time.
Not convinced about nipple confusion. I actually find this ones latch is better after he has been on the dummy for a little bit when we both need to calm down from getting frustrated. He seems fine during the day, but its like he forgets how to latch on at night or something! - Maybe it is cause he sleeps a bit longer and wakes up that much more hungry.
But I am finding that sometimes he gets pissed off with me cause he doesn't want the boob - he just wants to suck. He had his dummy for a whole hour this morning until he was actual hungry for a feed.
Is this alright? What do you do with your sucky baby? I find he ends up spitting out a lot of milk if I manage to convince him to latch on. Seems so wasteful lol - and then my boobs get all full up more than they really need to be.
DD was a sucky baby. She would get majorly mad at me if she just wanted to suck and not want milk. She'd either throw up from being overfull or throw up from being so mad AND so full. We introduced a dummy at about two weeks old and the difference was amazing. We had no nipple confusion and a happy baby.
As long as you can tell when he's hungry (and it sounds like you can) you're all good
Mama to DD Feb '08 (9lbs), DS Oct '10 (10lbs) , DD Jan '13
Mama to Josie , lost 10/10/08 at 37.4 weeks .and my rainbow baby, Isobella Mai ...born 1/12/2010!Pregnant with Prairie Baby, AKA #3. Due October 17th, 2015.
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Sometimes I'll be like: No - that's your hand. That's not what you want. oops - still your hand. Oh your trying so hard and your not finding it. I can help you if you'll let me. No? Mama can't help, you'll do it all on your own. This way, that thing your looking for is this way. You're facing the wrong way. It's over here.
And sometimes I'll be the baby's voice: It's here! It's here! I know it's here somewhere. Gotta find it. If only I could find that milk thing! Wait that was it! Where'd it go? I had and I lost it! Where IS that thing? I LOVE that thing! ahhh - the yummmmm!
It really brings my blood pressure down and helps me to think and be patient while we're getting latched on and he's wailing.