is comfort feeding my 11 week old to settle/sleep going to form bad habbits for long term?
Ds will only settle off to sleep after a comfort feed. Soemtimes he will close his eyes and drop off straight away and go to sleep but sometimes he will just become sleepy and i'll take him off and put him to bed and he will go off to sleep.
Im trying other techniques for him to settle and also giving him oportunity to self settle at every sleep. Nothing else works and i try for 45mins-hr. After that i'll feed him as he's all worked up. He will suckle for all of 2mins before he's calmed down.
He wont take a dummy or bottle yet will easily settle off to sleep for anyone else but me.
We dont have feeding issues.
My mum said she used to do it to her kids and we just grew out of it. ds is very young it might just be what he needs at this age and may also grow out of it when he starts having regular and longer feeds/sleeps and learns to self settle or begins to use a comforter.
Im happy doing it as long as im not setting myself up for issues later on. On the other hand i'd sometimes love it if he'd just go to sleep without my boobs.
Any advice on this?