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Uwaibi777 Thu 20-Feb-14 01:04:49

My baby seems to eat all the time if she's. Not got the bottle she wants to be constantly on my breast I've tried a pacifier she won't take it... & she gets really fussy on the breast anyone encountering similar issues? If so any suggestions in managing this?

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Amiawake Thu 20-Feb-14 01:13:04

Hello, you don't say how old your baby is. I have an eight week old who even now will have the odd day where he wants nothing else in the whole world than to breastfeed/comfort nurse for hours on end.
Brand new babies especially need to do this. It helps build up your supply and it's exactly what they need to feel secure. Also, breast milk will be digested by their titchy little tummies very quickly so they need to keep topping up.
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ExBrightonBell Thu 20-Feb-14 01:14:44

How old is she? Why/how often is she having a bottle?

Generally speaking, without knowing any specifics about your situation, breastfeeding works best in a supply & demand approach. So if she wants to be constantly bfeeding it is because she is stimulating your supply. To try and manage this can risk interfering with this process and possibly reduce your change of continuing to breastfeed.

Amiawake Thu 20-Feb-14 01:15:13

Oops, hot send

Don't worry, expect it to happen and it becomes bearable. Make sure you have everything to hand that you need so you can be comfortably routed to one spot for a while.
And congratulations!

Amiawake Thu 20-Feb-14 01:17:55

Does she get fussy at the start of the feed or the end?

Uwaibi777 Sat 22-Feb-14 23:10:06

My baby is 7 weeks I had a very tough night..... It's easing down now but she is breast feeding more than bottles.... Also she has developed quite bad milk spots on her cheeks very red and a bit flakey any advice on this

Uwaibi777 Sat 22-Feb-14 23:10:26

Thanks for all your responses much appreciated

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