i posted last week a thread on the pacifier possibly causing nursing problems with juniper and myself. every response was helpful!
i spoke with an LC this afternoon over the phone, we can't get in for an appt until next week.
i told the LC that juniper only wanted to nurse 5-7 times per day, and cries and arches away and only takes pacifier when i try nursing her more often. say i try feeding her every 3 hours, she HATES me, and wants the pacifier.
i think i am trying to feed her too much.
i think she simply doesn't need more than 5-7. i think she is pissed at me because she isn't hungry.
you know the saying "watch the baby, not the clock"? i think it works both ways.
i was cramming my boob down her throat every 2.5 hours because i kept reading that a baby of this age needs nursing at LEAST 7-10 times per day, and more.
i think some babies, when they get older, don't need to nurse like that. esp since she gets 2 tbsp or so of purees at dinner time when hubs and i eat.
thoughts? please encourage me... i don't want to doubt juniper's signals!!