Hi there friends. Been reading almost every post I can because they always address many topics Im concerned about- But I am struggling with something in the here and now and really am not sure what to do???
I asked about pacifiers a few days ago... I STILL am unsure about this issue. I am pretty much letting him use me any time he needs to suck, I offer to nurse him all the time, its fine with me, Im happy to provide for him, like we discuss, its more than nutrition, warmth, bonding,etc, but I had to take a long drive to the dr for my 6 week check up, he is 6 weeksw obviously btw, , and my sister rode with me to help out- 1 1/2 each way.Anyways, usually he snoozes in the car, but this time it was not happening- I had to stop 3 times, nurse, rock, console, I could not get him to relax and be happy, and ofcouse she is pushing the pacifier as much as my mom is.. He had a very hard day- was unhappy most of it unless I was holding him, I w I asked his Dr about them on Mon- she breastfed 3 babies and used pacifiers- took him in for possible silent reflux- we are treating it now- seems to be better but only been a few days so?? Symptoms of that are gagging, 'chewing'something, always prefers being upright- its like a lightswitch, starting a week or so ago, fussies in the evening, maybe gas pain or belly pain...im all over the place sorry!!! it is also frustrating me and my fam, bc they seem to not be able to console them, and ofcourse I do my best and i think its just natural for him to prefer me... I am home all day with him. Seems like he does great with me! I love it! But yes I hold him, carry him, wear him all day long pretty much. He does have moments of play on his swing or jungle mat- which I feel he needs, he is there right now, i am typing crazy sorry, i know you all will understand..lol So with the pacifier- i am seriously torn up about it, somethimes, esp recently, when he is fussy, I offer him to nurse, he will immediately and then after a few seconds my milk will let down and he pulls away unhappy, or stick latched but pulling away- that is why I think he needs to suck so much more? It literally seemed like he nurses all day long, short sessions, maybe growth spurt? It seems like he has always been a frequent nurser unless he is napping... Im just afraid Im doing something wrong and Im about to break with the pressure from fam! This post is crazy and Im sorry! I am having a hard time past few days! Any advise please help!