Re: 2 week old Breastfeeding
Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new baby!
What you describe is to be expected from time to time with a newborn. It can take a baby time to get into the rhythm of day and night, and often new babies will have their days and nights mixed up- that is, they will nurse and be awake all night, and then spend all day sleeping. If this is a persistent problem rather than a one-time event, then there are things you can do about it, like encouraging more daytime wakefulness and avoiding having artificial light (including television) on in the evening and at night.
Fussiness is also normal for a new baby, especially during growth spurts. Best way to calm a baby down is almost always to simply nurse, nurse, nurse, nurse, nurse. If that isn't working, try the following:
- offer her a pinky finger to suck (nail held down towards the tongue rather than up towards the delicate palate)
- take her outside
- give her a bath
- white noise (radio static, dryer noise)
- motion (rock in a rocker, stroll in a stroller, swing, bounce on exercise ball, etc.)
- closeness (snuggle her close in a sling or keep her skin to skin)
How is nursing going aside from your rough night last night?
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"