Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Racoon | 2011-06-24


To Liz - Re: Baby constantly feeding and not sleeping

Hi Liz

I can suggest a strategy for you that might help with the restlessness. I am now breastfeeding my third son, so got a bit of experience along the way. The one thing that seems to cause fussiness is feeding too short on one breast before going to the other one. The reason is that the foremilk has a lot of lactose in it that can cause gassiness and cramps. Does your baby have explosive or foamy poo?? that could be a sign of it. You can try this strategy - let your baby drink from one breast only per feed, until you are sure the breast is empty, then swop to the other side. At the next feed, start on the same breast as you did the previous feed, so that you basically feed from one breast two feeds in a row. Also, let your baby suckle as long as he wants as that will keep your milksupply sufficient for your baby. My eldest son fed for 40 minutes at a time before he was satisfied. My youngest is done in 7 minutes (!!), but then suckles for another 10 to 20 minutes after that. Please join a breastfeeding clinic! it is of unfathomable worth for breastfeeding moms.

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