Honestly I'd just lose the dummy now if it's already causing her problems with sleep. At such a young age it will be easier to do it now than later.
You mentioned a few times about 'scheduled' feed and sleep times. At 6 weeks old her needs are going to be constantly changing, so don't stress too much about trying to get her to stick to a set time, especially for feeds. The needs of a newborn change on a daily basis, they are totally unpredictable lol
You also mentioned that you have low supply. If you're not planning on continuing breastfeeding just ignore this but if you would like to keep going with it, feeding on demand would help get your supply up. Scheduled feeding is probably one of the biggest causes of supply problems. Just something to think about
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20-01-2016 15:30 #41Senior Member
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20-01-2016 16:34 #42
Yah when she was going through a growth spurt I let her feed when she wants. Even now I don't stick to scheduled feed. Give and take an hour for feeding.
I think re the BF we've been through it and I've accepted the situation. So I won't stress myself about it. She's getting more breast than formula anyway so I'm happy to keep it this way.
24-01-2016 17:37 #43
@VicPark not sure if you still remember but when you ditched the dummy, did your bubba want to feed more frequently?
Mine seems to do that. Overall she probably has one extra feed a day so about 100ml more than recommended intake (based on her weight).
I just don't want her to replace dummy sucking with bottle sucking and ended up overfed.
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Hey OP. I can't remember. If it was a large increase I probably would remember.
At 6-7 weeks chances are any increase in feeding is due to the '6 week growth spurt' and nothing to do with the dummy.
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