Re: Tips for dealing with a snacker?
I hate to tell an exhausted mom that the plan she has in mind isn't the answer to her problem. Really. Because sleep deprivation is no joke and when you have other kids to care for suggestions like "nap when the baby naps" are flip, not helpful. But I just do not think that you can expect a schedule to buy you anything but more problems- problems with milk supply, problems with baby's weight gain, problems with trying to parent a screaming baby who doesn't understand why you're holding him off for some artificial time interval.
Instead of looking for ways to put the baby off, how about exploring potential explanations for his very frequent feeding? For example, is he a very sleepy baby, perhaps the kind of baby who snacks because he can never stay awake for a full feeding? Or is he a hurting baby, using frequent nursing to cope with reflux? Is he a colicky baby? How is nursing going, in general? Is baby's latch generally painless?
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