Re: 2 month wellness check... Is pedi advice accurate you th
Mommal, of course, is right on.
You can offer to nurse all the time, at even the tiniest whimper. If she wants to nurse she will, if she doesn't she won't. All you are teaching your baby is that your milk is available to her. Even if she screams and cries, that is the only message you are sending and it is a very positive message.
My baby would scream, arch his back, push away from me with all his might (even when he was hungry sometimes) and I continued to offer to nurse (without pressuring him of course) because that's just what you do. After he grew a little he stopped crying at the breast altogether and became a very happy little nursling. In fact, for the past few weeks all this kid wants to do is nurse. Literally. He'll nurse then unlatch then immediately sign for more milk. So yeah, crying at the breast as a newborn definitely did not have any negative impacts later on with this one.
K. Sophia - Mama to my little lactivore, the amazing Mr. X (11/10).