I know most of you probably don't use pacifiers, and I didn't with my first daughter, but with this one a lot of times that's the only thing that will calm her down. My oldest totally used me as a paci and didn't use one at all, but this baby wants no part of non-nutritive nursing, it seems. Which is completely different than my oldest who nursed for very long sessions almost constantly until she was around 4 months old.
What's concerning me is my youngest DD's super short nursing times and the fact that she only poops once or twice a day (she'll have a few other tiny poops that don't really count). She has a large quantity of wet diapers and seems to be gaining weight fine. Has anyone had a similar newborn nursing experience.
My baby girl (now almost 6-months-old) did the same thing. I want to say it started somewhere around 4 weeks, too. She would only eat for about 5 minutes and she also had a problem with one of my breasts. She would often cry at this breast or refuse to nurse from it. She would also have days where she just didn't seem to be eating much. It really worried me (I called her ped a few times about it and took her in to see him twice). Thankfully, she has been gaining weight just fine all along so I made my peace with her habit of snacking. Does your babe eat often? Because, my LO had very short feedings, but (on the days there were no hunger strikes) she ate very often. She continued to nurse this way (short feedings, very often) until she was about 5 months. She now eats every 3 hours pretty consistently and for closer to 10-15 minutes. I think it was just her nursing style to be a snacker for so long. I also notice that she is capable of taking the milk from my breast very effectively and quickly now so she doesn't need to feed for very long (she gulps it down like a mad woman:).
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