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Thread: keeping awake during nursing

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2007

    Default keeping awake during nursing

    hi everybody, this is a request for help to you all! My dearest friend has given birth to a "sleeper": she can't keep him awake while nursing for more than a few minutes. I told her about breast compression, to pat his head with a damp cloth, switch breasts often and talk while feeding (and of course tickle feet and back).
    Anyone has other suggestions? I think I've read someone was lifting the arm, to act like a lever?

    see what the LLL people come out with their experience and creativity!!
    thanks to all
    yes, my son comfort nurses, and I comfort forum!
    teeth counter now scoring: 11!
    WAHM (though hubby behaves like I'm a SAHM) to Luca Johannes, born 23/04/2007
    as well as his great-grandmother (23/04/1916) and his aunt (23/04/1972)
    - both delighted by the generational continuity...

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007

    Default Re: keeping awake during nursing

    The LC at the hospital told me to lift the arm when DD stopped nursing because it triggers the suck reflex. This is also a way to tell if they are finished or not. If the arm is limp when you lift it then they are finished but if you feel resistance then it should trigger them to suck. I do not have anything else to add to the list you already gave.
    Mom to Lainey (11-8-06)

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