Re: How to fix a Bad latch and blistered nipple?
Can you give us a complete weight history on the baby and describe the pain you're experiencing a bit more fully- e.g. when does it happen, what exactly does it feel like?
It is 100% normal and desirable for the breast to serve as a source of comfort. Nursing for comfort is a great parenting tool for soothing a cranky, tired, or hurting baby, and it is also good for milk supply. Comfort nursing will not make your baby fat, demanding, hard to wean, or an axe murderer- though there are plenty of nutty people who will swear that it will do some or all of those things. Well, maybe not the axe murderer part. That's a little hyperbolic.
Short feedings in an older baby are textbook normal. Most older babies can get their food needs met in just 5-10 minutes, and then they wants to get back to playing!
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