+ Reply to Thread
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 25 of 25
  1. #21
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    11,155
    Thanks
    2,684
    Thanked
    2,957
    Reviews
    14
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    DarcyJ, just as an aside. Comfort feeding doesn't always equate to bed sharing. I comfort feed and don't bed share. We have our baby in the room in a Bassinette beside my side of the bed when they're newborns, and when they're out of the Bassinette in their Cot but still in our room.

    (Of course if you're wanting to bedshare than this is irrelevant ).

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Mod-Uniquey For This Useful Post:

    DarcyJ  (16-04-2013)

  3. #22
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Sautéed with bacon
    Posts
    6,070
    Thanks
    271
    Thanked
    2,695
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialPatrolGroup View Post
    Hungry, seeking comfort, over tired...whatever. If my dd seemed to be seeking the breast she got it. IMO it all helps to remind her that she is loved and that I am responding ro her needs as and when she needs it. My dd went on to self wean at 20 months and is an affectionate but very independent little human.
    Totally agree with this.
    It worked perfectly for my first 3 babies...
    Number 4 is 3 weeks old and this hasn't worked at all!
    She snack feeds, gets windy/unsettled as she's just had the sugary foremilk.
    She is SUCH a sucky baby and I've had to introduce a dummy as I've decided today that we need to try and go 2 hours during the day to help with her tummy.
    She has projectile vomited from comfort feeding twice now and then unsettled as she's hungry again!
    She is brilliant overnight so because I have 3 other kids I need a teeny tiny bit if feeding structure during the day.
    Whatever works!

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to faroutbrusselsprout For This Useful Post:

    DarcyJ  (16-04-2013)

  5. #23
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    3,262
    Thanks
    676
    Thanked
    904
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Just go with what you're comfortable with.

    I tend to feed all the time up till bub is 3 months old. After that it got pretty easy to recognize the different types of cries and with that we started to pat to sleep rather than feed to sleep.

    It didn't always work though and i totally agree if your bub isn't happy, a Breastfeed will usually do the trick!

    Besides, booby feeding is so beautiful, it's just nice to hold your baby in your arms and watch them while they settle. I miss it (time to TTC no 3 I think!)

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to misho For This Useful Post:

    DarcyJ  (16-04-2013)

  7. #24
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Adelaide SA
    Posts
    4,843
    Thanks
    716
    Thanked
    733
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I demand fed my boys. If I thought they wanted boob they got it.
    We were lucky in that both would feed at night and go back to sleep straight away. Gradually the feeds at night became less. Once I knew feeding overnight was not due to hunger we stopped them and DH went in to settle with patting.
    That being said, if they did not settle with patting, I would give a feed to soothe.

  8. #25
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Where the sun is warm
    Posts
    197
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked
    50
    Reviews
    0
    sometimes I still comfort feed myself a bit of chocolate here and there and I'm 34, so I figure my kids are going to want to do the same.
    It's called comfort feeding because it offers them comfort and I see nothing wrong with that, we all want to feel safe and comforted sometimes

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to kts For This Useful Post:

    Rose&Aurelia&Hannah  (17-04-2013)


 

Similar Threads

  1. comfort feeding
    By Little Miss Muffet in forum Breastfeeding Support
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 20-03-2013, 12:23
  2. 'Comfort crying'
    By harvs in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 08-03-2013, 09:45
  3. 3 weeks comfort feeding. Hate co-sleeping.
    By chubbasmummy in forum General Sleeping & Settling Chat
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 01-09-2012, 15:52

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
sales & new stuffsee all
Be In Blossom
Keen to up the intensity of your exercise after having your baby but unsure how? New physio-led Bootcamp Workshops aim to bridge the gap between low and high intensity training, teaching ways to reduce pelvic floor load in gym and bootcamp settings.
featured supporter
Pea Pods Reusable Nappies
Pea Pods are the smart choice when it comes to choosing what's best for you, your baby and the environment. Affordable and simple to use, Pea Pods keep your baby dry & happy. Visit our website to find your nearest stockist or order online.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!