So background, DS1 is 19.5 months old and had a very successful BF relationship with no supply issues ever. Only weaned about 4-5 weeks ago. He never had a dummy. Didn't try it until he was about 4 weeks and he wasn't interested so I never pushed it.
DS2 just arrived 5 days ago and life is a little different to say the least!! I'm going with the constant feeding at the moment but can see that him feeding for what feels like 19 hours a day (probably not to much of a stretch at the moment!) will not be feasible with a toddler to run around with/after. I will wear bub but have never been able to feed either in a stretchy, ring sling or ssc.
So today I had to tend to DS1 and DS2 was fussing and wanting to suck so I ended up grabbing a dummy to see if it would satisfy him, and it worked an absolute treat!
So now I have a dilemma of do I go with the dummy? Do I try hold out for another week or so so that I've had two weeks to establish supply or can I just ensure I continue to feed frequently and figure that if he's satisfied with a dummy then he's not actually hungry just wanting some comfort. Or do I persist and hope he settles down.
My milk seems to be well in with no issues so far. Infact yesterday I weighed DS on day 5 and he was only 40g off his birth weight of 4.14kg.