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2 years ago

Is my baby okay..?

My baby is 1 month old. She has been breastfed since being in the hospital. Due to me having to return to work ive been pumping and we’ve been bottle feeding. However, even after eating a 4oz bottle it’s seems like she isn’t satisfied. If i do finally get her to sleep she MAY sleep an hour and then is ready to eat again. sometimes after feeding from a bottle she will not go to sleep until i put my breast in her mouth- she will latch maybe 5 min then fall asleep... i have tried soothing with a passy but as soon as it falls out of her mouth she cries. Keep in mind it falls out every 2-3 min. So she never really falls asleep with the passy. I haven’t tried putting her on any routine because i feel as if it’s too early and we were just feeding on demand, but i feel as if a routine would help a lot right now.... i really do not feel as if it’s normal for her to eat 4oz then be hungry an hour later... any suggestions will be great.
Is my baby okay..?

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2 years ago

Also I do believe it’s a comfort thing. I will always offer the bottle after the 4oz for my 2 1/2 month old, and he will refuse it if not hungry. I would maybe suggest offering more and the baby will simply not take it if that is really not what they want

2 years ago

Ive screwed myself by becoming a walking/talking pacifier to my baby 😂 He is not to be fooled by any pacifier and refuses them and needs to the boob to sleep. The toss up is he sleeps really good so it’s worth it for me for now at least 🥴

2 years ago

We don’t have enough information to determine if she needs more milk. How many feeds or ounces are you doing each day. I doubt she’s needs more, she wants the breast for comfort. No pacifier will replace the breast for a nursing baby. I would let her comfort feed until she’s drowsy and then put her to sleep. You might have to dream feed her. It’s hard but I promise the day will come when she won’t need that sort of comfort anymore.

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2 years ago

Also, adding that putting a one month on a schedule is really hard. I usually don’t advise to try that until 3/4 months for better success. Instead start a routine to get her used to the idea of a schedule. Something like bath time, books, feed, and then sleep. Same time everyday. Also, an hour before you want her to sleep turn down lights, soft voices, tv off. Give her lots of touch comfort too. 1 month is usually peak fussiness for babies but this can help!

2 years ago

Breastfeeding is about more than just eating, she probably just wants you to give her nipple because it’s comforting. She will behave differently when you aren’t there, or aren’t the one feeding her. If nipple isn’t an option she won’t want it. Also whatever day care setting she’s in will be different with a different routine etc. as long as she takes a bottle I wouldn’t worry. I did have the same worry but my husbands started looking after LO one day a week while I work and it took them maybe 2 days to get their own routine sorted.

2 years ago

I had a similar issue with my son. The only difference is we used formula. Our pediatrician said if he was still hungry after his bottle then give him a bottle of water and that help a lot! Definitely talk to ur doctor!

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