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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: new mom | 2007/03/12

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infant's rare consumption of breast milk

Hi

Forgive if not making sense but my 1 month old baby boy seem to have a rare craving of breast milk,he does'nt take anything as yet just breast milk.He would suck my braest for hours should i remove it eh would cry he just cannot get enough and would someone else carry him he always thinks of sucking and licking whoever carries him.He is always sucking my breast if not his hands.At night he would sleep for about 15 minutes and cry he would only sleep with my braest in his mouth otherwise he does'nt sleep for more than 15 minutes.Should he wake up will cry very loud the only thing that stops him is breast sucking.I tried to sustitute for certain times with NAN formula milk and it would give cramps and cry constantly.

Please advise if this is normal i am worried or any alternatives

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Posted by: Nana | 2007/03/14

I had almost a similar problem. The first time I breastfed my daughter she sucked for almost 60 minutes non stop, she was 1 day old. First thing she did when she woke up was to scream, then I gave her my breast. She could suck until she falls asleep but not for longer than 30 minutes, repeatedly. Then a friend suggested that I give her formula milk. Since then she can sleep for 3 to 4 hours non stop, but only if she drink formula milk. I suspect that you and I do not have enough breast milk. It's a pity your son does not want formula milk. My folks even insisted that I give her solids and she never refused instead she enjoyed the maltabella.

Please take a lot of fluids. Some say ginger beer helps with the production of milk. I don't if it's true.

Good luck

Reply to Nana
Posted by: new mon | 2007/03/13

I tried a dummy but as time went on he would take it ourt each time i give it to him he just want nothing else but breast sucking.He's forever sucking,even if you kiss him on his chicks he would lick you as a sign that he needs the braest sucking and he would cry if is not given it.

Reply to new mon
Posted by: mum21 | 2007/03/13

maybe try a dummy.

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