He doesn't like the pacifier that much but LOVES my pinky finger. This doesn't give me much more liberty but it beats having him at the breast all the time. I keep hearing that pacifier can harm breastfeeding. Does the same hold true for the pinky finger? Dr. Sears suggests offering the pinky finger instead of the pacifier to avoid nipple confusion so I am assuming that it is somewhat better.
He sometimes manages to find his own fingers and suck on them but doesn't have the coordination to hold them in his mouth long enough. My mother is here and wants to get him more used to the pacifier. I hesitate on this because I really don't want a pacibaby. My first found her thumb at three months and I found that the thumb was really the best solution.
Anyway, apologies for the rambling thoughts. Just wanted to get this off my chest. Anyone have solutions or advice?
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Mine never took a paci either But we're at 13 months and nursing strong :
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my dd would do that when my milk level was not high and she surely enough was able to jump it to the next level after such an extended bunch nursings as in nursing all the time for some time like in many days and then it would be abundant and then she would level.. then in some time seh would do it again.. once my period got back around 6 months as we introduced solids my supply went down and so she would kick it back regularly.. I noticed that around periods my milk supply would be less so she wold nurse and nruse to jump it.. and also during growth spurts more nursings..
but since she is so tinny I would say she is working on the supply and demand.. and she just might have more demand at the moment then supply?
it is really important to double check the latching to make sure she is getting it right.. just making sure that lots of the aureola is inside the mouth and not just tip :-)
and also.. I can think of.. try to keep her on one breast as long as humanly possible before switching because some babies and moms would do
breast swinging and so baby gets only low fat milk and never gets sattissfied..
A four week old is right around growth spurt time. They seem to suckle you more to ready your milk supply for a growth spurt a few days before.
Ask your husband if he can get you food? Keep a supply by you nursing chair. Your lucky at that age you can still eat over the baby.
Just shower when baby naps if you can put him down in a swing or chair.
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