After a shaky beginning (milk taking a few days to come in and having to supplement a few times which broke my heart), nursing became a breeze. My baby girl had a great latch and we rarely had any issues. Then at about 2 wks old she started nursing around the clock (which really helped my milk production). If she was awake she wanted to eat. I've never heard of this before so I was concerned and exhausted. I asked the doctor at her 2 wk check up if this was normal, she said it was she was just comfort nursing and if I wanted to I could use a pacifier. Well determined to never use a pacifier on my baby I just figured I would continue to nurse her on demand. Well that lead to her overfeeding and constantly spitting up. I again was feeling defeated. I read on several different forums that it is impossible to overfeed a breast fed baby. So I bit the bullet (waited 5 weeks to make sure it wouldn't hurt our nursing relationship) and bought my baby girl a pacifier which she has a love hate relationship with. Some days she'll take it some days she won't. Has anyone else had the issue with comfort nursing and overfeeding? At one point does the sucking reflex start to subside? I want to get nix the pacifier asap, I'd rather her use her hands/thumb then a pacifier.
married to the love of my life 3/25/11
EBF to my sweet little Annabelle 11/10/11