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Old 06-10-2014, 06:38 AM - Thread Starter
 
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2 week old falls asleep @ breast

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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Old 06-10-2014, 07:19 AM
 
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Yes that age sucking for comfort is totally normal and is actually important to keep your supply adequate. It doesn't last forever. Check this out http://kellymom.com/bf/normal/newborn-nursing/

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Yes that age sucking for comfort is totally normal and is actually important to keep your supply adequate. It doesn't last forever. Check this out http://kellymom.com/bf/normal/newborn-nursing/

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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!!!
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Sounds fairly normal. Have you tried tickling his feet to wake him up a little?



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My son also fell asleep at that age. My midwife suggested a cool wash cloth on his neck and it did the trick.
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