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Weaning 7 week old off her dummy - advice please

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ElmMum Mon 21-Jul-08 21:31:34

DD has developed nipple confusion and is having problems breastfeeding, so we've decided to stop using a dummy. Trouble is she definitely nods off more easily with it and I now seem to spend a lot of time letting her suck my (clean) finger, just to tip her from grizzly and tired to asleep.

Is there a trick for getting her to sleep without a dummy? Really don't want to use one as it's in danger of messing up BF.

cadelaide Mon 21-Jul-08 21:36:32

ElmMum, didn't want you to go unanswered.

Does she fall asleep whilst bf? How do you feel about that?

ElmMum Mon 21-Jul-08 22:28:03

She sometimes does fall asleep while BF but not always, depends on time of day. I don't mind if she does although BF is painful at the moment as she has taken to sucking nipple in and out of her mouth and she's not got her tongue in the right position, hence taking away the dummy.

cadelaide Mon 21-Jul-08 22:36:42

I don't think I have any solutions for you ElmMum, mine didn't have any dummy/bf problems.

Good Luck, I'll bump for you tomorrow.

zuzkah Tue 22-Jul-08 11:34:29

Hi, I used to rock/swing my baby to sleep in a this cocoon which was working quite well. It was great thing to buy as it is portable and we used it as a cot for daynaps - you can take it anywhere with you. Or I would suggest a swing or something? My ds is 8 months old now and we used to use a dummy for his night sleep. He than started to wake up really often during the night so decided to get rid of the dummy. It took us a couple of nights of rocking a crying baby but it got much better the third night and so on. Good luck!

cadelaide Tue 22-Jul-08 17:47:30

How's it going ElmMum?

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