@Mallory mine does that too lmaooo I guess it calms them? I am like why is she so still? So I lean forward and see her eyes are closed 🤣 so I am like "hello, I am trying to burp you" LOL
@Camryn Herzberger she loves pacifier but sometimes when I give her she would suckle on it and then spit it back out
@Krista sometimes and then I would do the bicycle exercises with her, I haven't tried the gripe water cuz I didn't notice that she was struggling with gas much and she has been pooping so she isn't constipated.
@IVONA my girl is definitely a side sleeper. Although when I'm leaning her forward to do the wiggle method burping, she snuggles her head into my hand to sleep.
@Brittany omg I never thought about that! That might be her way of self soothing! I have a toddler so you would think I would remember some of this shit 🤣 it's like everything is blocked out from her newborn stage.....I wouldnt feed her right away to see if she would settle and to figure out what it could be but I would give in and give her a bottle and she would take it and then push it away and want it again lol I am going to the store today to look for a smaller nipple size. She's already starting to roll onto her side too! She's already wearing clothes for 3 months old lol husband was like "she's a massive baby for her age" and I am like excuse me?? Lol
When my son does that after a feeding, he’s normally tired and does that. I give him a pacifier and then he’s good. She could be tired!
@IVONA does she kick her legs and scrunch up? Maybe she has some gas? Have you tried a little gripe water?
So she’s at that stage where she’s learning how to self soothe so at this point I wouldn’t use the chewing on the hands as THE “queue”. My baby did the same thing (she’s 7 weeks now) and I’m starting to tell from her gestures which “hand chews” are self soothing and which are actual hunger queues She typically looks at me and starts smacking her lips in combination with the hand chews if it’s a hunger queue. Now that might not be the same for your baby, but look for specific gestures alongside the hand chewing to see if it’s a hunger queue. Also, obviously time plays a huge factor. If less than two hours have passed by since the last feeding then chances are it’s not a hunger queue! Of course, massive growth spurts are also happening at this time so cluster feeding will be happening too. This period is pretty chaotic when it comes to feeding and understanding baby queues. 🤣 Take it as a huge accomplishment! Them using hands is a 3 month milestone and she’s ahead of the curve!
@Krista that's whats happening right now 😫 I am literally sleeping with her on the recliner and she's on my chest, she was sleeping during the feeding and I try to keep her awake so she can finish the feeding but was falling asleep and when she was awake she wouldn't take the bottle so I laid her down and she started crying and acting like she hungry again and it's been back and forth....so I finally decided to sleep on the recliner with her 😴😩
@IVONA yeah, its tough to tell... I take it out for like 10 sec and then offer it back, if she doesn't take it then I just stop the feeding. It seems to help but then there are random times where she will puke a ton out of no where. She also is really bad at burping and fights it so when she is done I try to keep her upright for at least 5mins after she eats even if she falls asleep in my hands.
@Krista yeah I do, but when I do she gets fussy and starts to cry until I put it back in her mouth, that's when I assume she's still hungry and wants more. Sometimes when I take it out of her mouth she's quiet and just lays there lol
@IVONA do you stop her every once in a while and take the bottle out of her mouth? That's what I've been trying and it seems to help some. I think the have medicine for acid reflux if its really bad, but I've also heard that they don't really worry too much as long as they make weight.
@Mallory she gags when I put the nipple in her mouth before the milk even reaches her mouth but just now she was eating it and sucking on it, but I am not sure if it's the reflux or the nipple size cuz she sometimes cries during feeding, but not sure if she is in pain or uncomfortable
@Krista that's what I was thinking! But her appt isn't till June 15th, you think I should wait until then to ask? I tried propping her up during feeding but she would still spit up a lot. Do they give them something for it?
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If she's gagging or if it's just running out of her mouth, that makes me think it's the flow. My girl is greedy & gets ahead of herself. The slower flow alone made a big difference. She does best with the mam or parent's choice of the ones we've tried so far. I like the mam anti-colic.
@IVONA I've had similar issues, Im planning to ask the dr. if it might be acid reflux
@Mallory I will try this, thank you. I think so far she has been using size 1 nipple and Dr Brown bottles but hasnt really had any issues in the past, I tried burping her and she wouldn't burp but sometime later she would spit up or throw up the milk, idk if it's tummy issues.
I've been doing paced feedings with a size 0 flow nipple. I hold her more upright & have the milk level only barely covering the hole in the nipple. It doesn't stop flowing when they don't suckle like a nipple. & we take frequent burp breaks. It's made a big difference for us. Also, sometimes they just want the comfort. My girl will fall asleep using me as a pacifier on occasion.
Not sure if this will help or not, but I have to feed my baby on her side. Otherwise she gags too. The nurse gave me this tip and it’s been very helpful.
Definitely sounds like soothing by sucking. My boy does it too especially if he's stressed