I'm having anxiety about something. I've been nursing my baby in her sleep for 2 1/2 months now and she still tries to roll away if I offer to nurse when she's awake. She is even popping off some in her sleep. Should I continue to offer when she's awake? I'm not putting too much pressure on her, but I'm also not getting anywhere.
If I quit offering completely when she's awake, then will she remember that milk comes from my boobs?
She will latch on to anything fleshy and just sucks and sucks. But not my nipple.
I am just starting to wonder if she even KNOWS that sucking at my breast is how she is fed. When she's awake and she'll let me, I squirt milk in her mouth and she licks her lips and swallows. But after a few minutes, she kinda loses interest.
Am I overthinking it?? I just don't want to get to a place where she doesn't even know HOW to nurse awake.
I haven't been giving bottles. I pretty much gave up on that. It makes her about as mad as offering the breast.
She's also sleeping more I feel like. Or actually more often. Yesterday, she took four little 45 minute naps. She is awake for like an hour and then she's rubbing her eyes so I let her go back to bed and nurse her again in her sleep.
I just still can't understand why this is lasting so long. I feel like she has a serious aversion to my breasts!
I am constantly battling her thumb. Even in her sleep. What could that be?! I tuck one hand under my hand gently and she's reaching for the other thumb.
I would never wish this on anyone but if more ppl had experienced it, there would be more information on it. :/