Re: Still having issues..she's 9 weeks now HELP!!!
That is very normal for BF babies that age, they still don't realize that you and her are different people, and when she is close she wants to suckle, you are her best comfort. I remember DD being like that, now she finishes in about 5 min (unless she is comfort nursing). It will change soon enough, usually around 3 months they seem to realize you and her are seperate people and she will start becoming more interested in the world around her and spend more time studying it and less nursing. You are doing a great job and you milk is 1000% better quality than any supplement could be, more than likely the person who said that to you simply doesn't have a clue as to what they are talking about. It still amazes me that instead of admitting they don't know anything about something people will give an uneducated uninformed answer. When DD used me as her paci so many people said she wasn't getting enough milk or my milk must not be good, I simply put on my raincoat and let the downpour of misinformation run off. I think it is so sad that we live in a society that is so promentately formula fed that there is such a lack of general knowledge about brestfeeding. Keep up the great work mama!
Amanda Mom to James (2/25/04) and nursling Alice (8/24/05)