Re: OALD, Baby nursing constantly!
Welcome and congratulations on the new baby! Can you walk us through the symptoms that got the LC convinced that OALD is the problem? It seems like there are multiple possibilities that could explain the behavior you're seeing, including:
- growth spurt
- baby wants a faster flow
- baby wants a slower flow
- normal inexplicable baby fussiness
- baby needs to poop/pee/pass gas
- baby wants to suck but not to eat
- baby is tired
... And the list goes on!
The one thing I noticed is that after nursing you put baby back in her bassinet, at which time she woke up, and that baby is really happiest in your arms. That's pretty common for young babies. A wise mom here put it this way: your baby doesn't know that it's the 21st century, or that you're not living in a cave, and she instinctively knows that if you put her down some hungry predator might come along and eat her. So she feels safest and happiest in your arms. It may help to ditch the bassinet for now and consider wearing baby in a sling during the day and sleeping with her at night. Here's my favorite article on how to co-sleep safely:http://babyparenting.about.com/od/sl.../a/cosleep.htm
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"