Baby is addicted to breast milk, always wants nipple in his mouth. How to avoid this addiction? - Online Doctor Chats
i have baby who is 1 month old
the issue is he has got the habit or we can say addiction of continuoslly drinking breast milk
its like there should be something in his mouth
even though he is full..he wants it in his mouth
how do i make him avoid this addiction
ok pacifiers are available. You should sterilize them well, keep a stock of pacifiers and use them.
They mimic the nipple
some argue that can cause infection but as long as we sterilize them well with boiling water it is fine
ok...but that will also be addiction right doctor
No slowly the baby understands it as artificial nipple and no milk comes out of it
then they leave it
he keeps on taking nap of 15 mins day time...and night he hardly sleeps
i mean for continuos strech
some nights he sleeps and sometimes he doesnt
Oh that you got to bear with patience but soon he understands the rythm
and it takes 2 to 3 months age
how do i know that breast milk is sufficient for him
currenly he burps and the stomach also seems to be full
Do you mean after each feed?
and he pases urine frequentlyt
They are reluctent to hold the nipple, the stomach appears full. Generally each breast counts upto 10 minutes, so two breast take 10 min
so total 15 to 20 min of feed each time
what should be the interval of feed...every 2 hrs?
The current recommendations is 'On demand'
so you can say from 8 to 12 feeds a day
is breast milk sufficient or do we need to feed formula
till 6 months
No only breast milk
unless you find the baby not interested or not taking
or the supply is less than demand
currently we are not understanding that it is demand or simply the addiction
but whenever he is fed..we feed continuosly for 1 hrs
trying to keep him awake
ok best way is if you had fed for 15 minutes then the need is only after 2 hours
Make sure the feeding is done in the middle of the cot, preferably sitting, observing the baby drinking and with calm mind
The mom generally can understand that the baby is sucking efficiently, if so then she can shift to other breast in 10 minutes
and then 10 more min there
Followed by burping
on the shoulder
Did you understand it?
Do you have any more queries?
yes..we do follow this
yes one last question
he streches his body just like hoe we elders do
why does he do that
That is ok
That is normal
No worries about that
IT helps them build inner warmth
to the muscles
They spend calories to generate that warmth
thats it doctor
thank you so much
Have a nice time nursing, it is so beautiful and you should enjoy
Bye for now.
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