Re: Worried Something is wrong...
with Phi. As a nursing mom, it's really hard to remember not to blame everything your baby does, or doesn't do, on breastfeeding and on yourself. But babies emerge from the womb as full-fledged little individuals, and right from birth there is a lot of stuff that they do that is not your fault!
One great thing about nursing and evening fussiness is that you can nurse, and nurse, and nurse and nurse and nurse, without the baby getting overfed. If you bottle-feed, and the baby is still screaming and fussing after finishing the bottle, then what do you do? You can't give her another bottle if she just ate one- she'll puke it all back up!
I am convinced that coping with evening fussiness is a matter of changing the baby's sensory input. Here are some things that work:
- nurse, nurse, nurse, nurse
- white noise
- calm house (list, tv, and stereo down or off)
- warm bath
- trip outside to the fresh air
- motion (rocking, swinging, stroller ride, etc.)
- snuggling close in a sling
ETA: just wanted to add that my first kid went from zero to sixty in a heartbeat. She'd be placid one moment and screaming the next. Nothing to do with nursing- it was just her temperament. It still is, to be honest with you, and she's 6.
Last edited by @llli*mommal; July 6th, 2012 at 04:41 AM.
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