My 2 week will suck for a couple of minutes and then fall asleep. Is this normal? As soon as I move him he screams for the breast. I understand it's for comfort but I'm going crazy that this is the only way to comfort him. Please help!
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That's how my baby was, too....for his first 4 months......!!! we found out that he had a lip tie and posterior tongue tie that was making breastfeeding extremely difficult for him. He would "fall asleep" at the breast because he would get so stressed/overwhelmed but as soon as I would try to move him, he'd wake up super upset! More info on neurological shut down here: http://www.justbreastfeeding.com/sor...breastfed-baby . After he had his ties revised, we began the process of proper breastfeeding.
Not trying to scare you, but just wanted to encourage you to trust your gut! If you feel like this is more than the normal newborn sucking going on, trust your mama instinct and see if there are other issues at play. For example, we had a ton of other symptoms going on, including reoccurring mastitis and sore nipples for me and a very fussy, gassy and colicky baby boy. Hang in there!!!