Re: how long does it last?
How old is your baby?
- It's too variable to say. My son started shortening up his feeds sometime between 4-6 weeks, but I had really horrible overactive letdown and oversupply. I think it usually takes a little longer than that, but I would have take hour long feeds over the misery of OS/OALD. Sometimes it can take 3-4 months for babies to get really efficient, and occasionally even longer. I would just invest in a sling, wrap, or other style carrier and just roll with it; otherwise you can end up making yourself crazy waiting.
- Probably not, but some babies nurse longer than others. Feeds will likely shorten up significantly, but it's difficult to say by how much. Again, a sling will let you get some things done while nursing.
- Your baby probably just needs to be close to you and being alone in a cold bassinet rather than in mama's warm arms is pretty jarring. Nap with your baby. Your baby is more likely to sleep longer, and you get some extra rest too. Or get a sling and let him nap in the sling.
It will get easier. Try to just go with the flow and enjoy the snuggle time; it doesn't last long and you'll miss some of it once it is over.
ETA: Obviously with PP.
Last edited by @llli*phi; July 1st, 2012 at 10:26 AM.
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