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    kathyinny
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    Comfort sucking--very annoying!

    My 12 day old seems to scream after bfing and then the only thing that calms him down is letting him comfort suck at the breast. He refuses a pacifier. Any suggestions.


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    i have the same thing happening but I only have one child so i give him the luxury - it is easier than a screaming baby
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    Personally, at 12 days old I should you should be able to do just about anything you want! Except sleep when you should be eating.
    Last edited by RobinL; 10-24-2005 at 08:04 PM.
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    It is not just comfort sucking. It is also supply building. This is why the new AAP recommendation is to wait 4 weeks before offering a paci.
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    My little man did this also~I felt like the human pacifier. My ped told me exactly what Marieka said: This is your baby's way of helping you with your milk supply.

    My guy (at 5 1/2 months) never took a pacifier and he still gets all in a happy-frenzie when it's time to nurse, but it's no longer an on/off/on/off thing.

    Good luck!
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    Same thing here as April said. Carlee wont take a pacifier. She keeps getting up in the middle of the night cause she wants my boobies. ARRGG. lol
    She also gets the happy frenzie thing going on. even in the middle of the night. lol
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    What is it about the comfort sucking that annoys you? Is it uncomfortable? Do you have other things to do? Are you exhausted?

    If his, um, attachment is keeping you from doing other things around the house, I'd highly recommend you get a sling. Secure that baby in there and latch him on. Then you can go about your business while he goes about his.

    If you need more rest, try nursing in a side-lying position. Figuring out how to do this w/ J was a lifesaver. He could suck as long as he wanted and I could close my eyes and drift off... Why am I speaking in past-tense? We still do this! It's the only way I get any sleep.

    If you can, try to enjoy being a human pacifier. In a way, it's nice to be truly needed. And before long, it'll be over.
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    Hi I had the same problem. I persisted with the paci's though.
    Both my 3yo and my 5mo "seemed" to refuse the paci. First of all I ditched the ortho kind as they both found them too hard to keep in their mouth, one strong suck and out it popped. I bought the rounded ones and often at first I had to keep popping it in until they got a good latch on in, it may seem they are refusing when it pops out but my kids where just trying to get a grip on it and needed my help to keep it in. I wound prop a blankie near the paci so if it popped out it couldnt' come all the way out, I of course only did this while I was watching the baby so the chance of the blankie covering their faces wasn't there. Good luck!
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