I can count TWO times since she was born when I have put 5 month old dd to breast and she has started to suck. When she first latches on I can feel her tongue fluttering and when letdown happens, she starts to suck and swallow. This creates some pretty lengthy feedings sometimes. She is also very impatient at times when there is no letdown right away. I have tried breast compressions but that rarely helps.
Does anyone else have a baby that does this? I had an overabundance of milk for a while which we finally corrected. I think she got so used to milk just pouring out and that is how she learned to eat. Just open her mouth and swallow. LOL! Do you think this is possible. The two times that she has actually sucked from the start were times where she was hungry but I took a bit too long to get to her and she was quite upset by the time I did. Every other time she has eaten, I have been right there for her. I am actually quite impressed with myself that that is even possible in this house. LOL!!
Do you think she'll get better at sucking to bring down the milk quicker or do you think that if she is like this at 5 months, this is how it's going to be?
I am just so tickled that we've made it this far. If this is how it's going to be, then we'll just deal with it. I will admit though, it gets a little rough at times when things need to get done and she is taking so long to eat.