So i bought a dummy

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So i bought a dummy

Postby fellare » Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:05 am

I dont know if i did the right thing. She sleeps even more and feeds less now. She wants to suck all the time, likes her fingers and thumbs too. So last night she slept with my pinky in her mouth. She doesnt want the boob with its fast flow and let down. She pukes up that milk anyway.
i just wish dummies werent so ugly.
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Re: So i bought a dummy

Postby Parla. » Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:59 pm

It sounds like you're not totally sold, but sometimes children have different plans to us. You do what works and it's working for your family then it's a good idea. Are you worried she isn't feeding enough?
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Re: So i bought a dummy

Postby Mummy woo! » Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:11 pm

Are you confident she will still get enough chances at the breast - you mentioned sleeping a lot and feeding less but I might be misreading your post?

Provided she still gets enough time at the breast and you aren't using it to space out feeds, the dummy is just another tool Fellare - you have the knowledge to mitigate some of the risks and from what you have said about fast flow, maybe won't be needed once your supply settles down?
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Re: So i bought a dummy

Postby fellare » Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:28 pm

She now has 30 second feeds every 4h and sleeps most of the time. Only wakes when im trying to make food. Only poos once a day. The mchn said all normal, but it worries me as ive never heard it before. Mind you, i fill up a 100ml bottle in 2min :/
just dont want to cause trouble. With weight, latch and supply.
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