Comfort sucking & only falling asleep on the breast

(7 Posts)
Neetalu Tue 25-Feb-14 09:00:06

Hi everyone

I'm looking for tips/advice/experience with my 14 week old dd.

She pretty much comfort sucks for most of the day and my nipples are becoming sore! I know she's only very little and young but how can I stop this? I'm the only thing that can calm her down when she's upset. Also she'll only nap on the breast and I'm the only one who can soothe her to bed. I've tried introducing a bottle a night but they just give her lots of wind. Some days it's not a problem but when I'm shattered or more recently been poorly it's so so hard.

Has anyone any advice or had similar experience?

Thanks

mrsbug Tue 25-Feb-14 09:03:58

I think comfort sucking is normal for a 14 week old tbh. make sure she is latched on properly, plenty of lansinoh for your nipples and learn how to feed lying down so you can nap while she does.

Alternatively, you could try giving her a dummy for naps?

jennyapples Tue 25-Feb-14 10:35:59

I have nothing wise to tell you...I'm in a similar position with a 7.5 month old! B est of luck x

Neetalu Tue 25-Feb-14 10:53:19

Thanks for the messages.

I've ordered another tube of lansinoh. For some reason I'd forgotten about lying down to BF!! I've got a big today and feel horrible so going to try and get in bed with lo.

Jennyapples......my thoughts and energy are with you! I feel like my boobs are out 24/7...but to have 7.5months of it!! Xxx

jennyapples Tue 25-Feb-14 10:58:47

hehe thanks x

Lansinoh is nice and also my great LC MW at my BF clinic recommended putting olive oil on the nipple (under a breast pad) between feeds. Not sure if that would work with a younger baby though!

FamiliesShareGerms Tue 25-Feb-14 20:30:09

Dummy and a cuddle? (DS did this for a while at this sort of age but gave it up happily enough himself when he was a few months older, in case you're worried about that)

Sunflower1985 Tue 25-Feb-14 21:10:33

Do you have a sling/carrier you can feed in?
That and cosleep saved my sanity with this.

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