Just wondering if any of you have any ideas on how I can stop my LO using me as a human dummy?? She is six and a half weeks old and I think she's going through a growth spurt. I'm happy to sit and feed her but only if she will actually FEED! which she isn't.
I'm BFing and the last few days Anna has been feeding and then falling asleep on me. When I take her off the breast she cries and cries so I put her back on to see if she's still hungry. She'll feed for about a minute, then the longer sucks turn to short and fast and the nipple isn't 'pulling' and she falls asleep. I'll put her down for a nap and she'll wake up screaming again after about 30 seconds. Then I'll repeat the whole process again!
I tried last night to take her off and give her a dummy everytime she did it but she just woke up, refused the dummy and was inconsolable until I put her back on the breast (I didn't just give up after a minute or two, I let her cry for 5-10 minutes)
I'm at the end of my tether and I'm so exhausted. DH is sitting in the bedroom with her now to try and settle her. If I go near her she starts crying again, almost as if she can smell the milk and wants her 'human dummy'
Any ideas would be greatly welcomed x x