It's possible and very reasonable. Also read somewhere on this forum that babies can get upset that the milk makes them sleepy and they just want to keep sucking. Came across this: http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/q...y-from-nipplesIf fussyness happens more toward the middle or end of the feeding, rather than more at beginning, that sounds less like forceful letdown- BUT, I am wondering-maybe baby is trying to nurse to sleep, and cannot due to the flow being too fast even at the end of the feeding?
And she says that newborn will happily snooze waiting for the next letdown while as the baby gets older and more aware of the surrounding , gets mad that has to wait.
She doesn't mind it when in good mood. Will fall asleep like that with some patting and like being walked around like that so she can see everything. But when she gets fussy it doesn't work.What if you put baby more up against your shoulder, (facing overabies your shoulder a bit) or snuggled upright against your chest (facing you) Still does not like being upright? Babies often like to be supported with slight pressure on their fronts-some like more pressure, which is when you use the 'magic baby hold' where baby lies front down along your forearm. However, if you baby prefers being down and on her back, no worries, that is your baby. If your baby is happiest more flat on her back, that would tend to go against reflux being an issue.
Yeah she sleeps in moses basket beside our bed.If you are not bedsharing, that is fine, but are you room sharing? (AAP recommends room sharing for at least the first year as a SIDS preventative.)
I'm considering co sleeping. Didn't want to do that for many reasons. First of all didn't want that to be just for my convenience. Then, don't want my husband to feel refused and excluded. I'm very attached to my OH and that's the only time I can cuddle with him right now. And then there is the issue of more children in the future.
She won't like it, LOL Tried that at the beginning and now I know it's not worth for me to even attempt to go and sleep before she passes out. Even if I share bed with her I couldn't sleep as she's fussy and needs relatching often. Of course I could kind of nap but I find that it makes me more cranky I prefer to wait and go to sleep properly.Anyway, if room sharing, you could bring baby to the bedroom when you want to go to sleep and lay her in the crib or bassinet or whatever. I am not sure how happy she will be with this but every baby is different. Of course, if she is fussy and not happy put in the crib, she is presumably needing to be held- or is that not your experience?
I am not sure how else to show a baby the difference between day and night?
The problem nobody tells you that. Here in UK midwives will say to wake up baby after 4 hours to feed, they will mention cluster feeding but they don't explain what all that means and how different it can be.Believe me, I understand how frustrating super-frequent feeding can be, and how easy it can be to fall into the mindset that it can't possibly normal. For me, it was kind of like "How can anything this tough be normal?"
Will look into that as well.This forum is a great source of information for moms who are trying to eliminate foods from their diets. We have a lot of moms here who have gone dairy-free, or soy-free, or whatever, and they're an excellent resource.
What do you think then about giving her paci/ dummy? I know it's generally discouraged here.There are so many possibilities! Maybe she's full but still wants to suck, and can't do that without getting more milk than she needs.
Even tried to sit with no light on but didn't work for me sitting for so many hours in darkness with just laptop on.I am with LLLMeg that the more you can cut down on artificial light during the evening, that will be a big step towards teaching your baby the difference between day and night.
Oh man I really hope so as I'm so exhausted right now. Just though that finished 5 hours long evening with my LO, but no, she woke up again. At the end she nursed for nearly 1.5h straight. Halfway through she was falling asleep so took her to change the nappy in case she sleeps. She woke up but was very ok and calm. I even managed to go to the toilet for a wee, LOL. And then as soon as I put her back on the breast she went crazy I mean really crazy. Sucking frantically, losing the latch all the time and crying (that super upset kind of cry), pulling the nipple, breathing fast, gasping for air. She even got sweaty from all that hard work sucking. At some point even I cried, cause she seemed so distressed trying to relatch but because was so upset couldn't really do it. Then finally fell asleep but when I put her down ( had to go to the toilet really badly), she woke up. I know everybody's telling me it's gonna change but right now, for me seems like it's gonna be like that forever. It's 1:16 am and I've been on the coach since past 7 pm, moved maybe 3 times mostly to change her. Wonder whether I'll ever go to sleep :/I am trying to say is, please do not look at your day (or night) with a 6 week old and think that is going to be your life with your baby a month from now. It is almoust surely not, even if you do 'nothing' but keep going with the flow. And a month after that it will be different again, and so on.