Not that this suggestion will do much to your LO but for your nips, get some hydrogel nipple pads pop them in the fridge for a while and pop them on your nipples. Soooo comforting from the coolness and the hydrogel is actually a wound dressing that will help them recover a bit.
Some babies are settled, some aren't. DD1 cried all the time and was so hard to settle. I couldn't BF as she couldn't attach (I'm an imposter in this section!). Problem is if she's just an unsettled baby it won't help, you will have just removed one way of settling her. I remember when DD1 had a bottle and was still crying knowing I had 3 more hours till I could feed her again . She wouldn't take a dummy so it was lap after lap of my house.
DD2 is a dream baby. I keep forgetting she exists she's that quiet and easy. I've never had to walk her to settle her, probably helps she takes a dummy. It's just the way some babies are built, done are settled some are demanding, it's not anything you created.
So perhaps introduce one FF and see if it helps. I hope for you it does. But try it before you chuck BFing just to make sure it does help.
Subbing so I can come back and read as we are going thru the same.
Well last night I started being much more persistent with the dummy and it's holding her off a little bit longer. Hopefully I can slowly stretch her further with it.
ETA as I was writing that I managed to get her to sleep with the dummy, 45 minutes after she last fed
Last edited by atomicmama; 13-02-2014 at 08:13.
My LO was a bit the same. Constantly feeding! Took about 3 weeks for her to take the dummy and things are much better-feeds are stretched and I she is not relying on me for comfort constantly
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