Nursing a Sleepy Baby
Nineteen Months - Fresh Mommy Blog
Reprinted from Mother-2-Mother.com (2000-2006), with permission from the author, Paula Y.
If your baby is sleepy here are some suggestions to help keep the baby awake and interested:
- make sure your free hand is supporting your breast so the weight of the breast isn’t on the baby’s chin
- switch breasts as soon as the baby begins to lose interest in active nursing, this *may* need to be done every 30 to 60 seconds at first (the first few times you do it). You should begin to see a difference within a couple days of doing this.
- Burp and change diaper. Burping should be done with the baby sitting supported upright on mom’s knee or lap rather than over the shoulder because it’s also less sleep-inducing.
- nurse in clutch or “football” hold as opposed to cradle hold – it’s a little less “cuddly” and sleep-inducing.
- massage the baby’s head (crown) in a circular motion while nursing. Also using a wet cold washcloth and wiping back against the grain of the hair growth can help Try this for several days and see if there’s improvement, and please update us as you can.
- Place baby on your lap with legs near your tummy and head on your knees. Gently supporting baby, raise in sitting position, like doing a “sit- up”. Do this two or three times, then do “side to side” a couple times.
You may want to reduce any outside or excessive stimulation (bright lights, noise, etc.). Sometimes babies just need to tune out all the noise/light and they do this by falling asleep.
Allow the baby to take normal pauses in his suck pattern up to about 15 seconds. If the pause lasts longer encourage him to suck again by:
- Taking a deep breath…sometimes just that movement of your chest makes the baby suck again.
If that doesn’t work try…
- massaging your breast…take your whole hand and squeeze near the chest wall (GENTLY) then squeeze midway between the chest wall and areola then squeeze near to the areola and then repeat the sequence. Stop massaging as soon as the baby sucks.
If that doesn’t work try:
- stroking under the baby’s chin from chin to Adam’s apple with medium pressure.
If you have tried all three and the baby is not suckling take the baby off the breast. If it has been less than about 10 minutes per breast of active suck then you should probably supplement after that feeding unless all other feedings have been super.How to calculate operating income? How to increase male libido? What does right mean? How to get your passport? What are the signs of kidney stones? What does pt stand for? What does the gadsden flag mean? how do helper t cells respond to hiv infection yahoo How to make a headboard? What is the meaning of the 10 commandments? What does altruism mean? What is the meaning of suffix? How does cyril do his tricks? What does mm mean in money? How to get impound fees waived? What is a dangerous heart rate for a child? What does the bible say about self defense? What does visionary mean? What does wop mean? What are visual impairments? How to write height? What does tfw mean on my iphone? How to buy more storage? What does eloping mean? What does the nih do? How to use a pressure cooker? where can i find a tree transplant helper How to heal shin splints fast? Tips to boost productivity when feeling depressed? When the partys over meaning? What is the meaning of declaration of faith? What does nr mean? when making hamburger helper is 16oz of beef enough for 12 oz of mac and cheese? Meaning of how you sleep? What the hell are you death? How old do you have to work at foot locker? How to change paypal username? How to count macros? How to remove hyperlink in word? How to bake drumsticks? What is the meaning of the term chronic illness? How long do potatoes take to boil? What is the meaning of bacon? What does slumped mean? What does nora mean? how to use facebook my inbox helper How to start doing butterfly knife tricks? What is the meaning of cold start in collaborative filtering? What is semper fi mean? How to shorten a link? How to open felix magic bag of tricks? How rare are hat tricks? What does papito mean in spanish? Whats it called when you see tbe special effects tricks in mivies? What does oop mean? which of the following is not a role of helper t cells? who is kelly clarkson pro helper on the voice How to reset iphone to factory settings? Who wants to be a millionaire application tips? What does herion do? What tips to use before getting masters in speech language pathology at etsu? How to regain sense of smell and taste? How to clean a couch? What time does obi wan release? Tricks for remembering who and whom? Tips when interviewing someone? What am i fiend meaning? What is the meaning of moths in your house? How to cook corn on the cob in the oven? What is the meaning of g20 summit? What is the meaning of michelle by sir chloe? How to sell tickets on ticketmaster? How can you do tricks on a skateboard? What area code is 213? What does pinned mean? What is dusk? How to correctly put a tips certifications on your resume? What is cinco de mayo? What is overdraft protection? How to activate facebook dating? How to remove water stains from wood? How to relieve bloating fast? How much does winghouse girls make in tips? How to get a copy of your birth certificate? What does ragnar mean? What does warren buffett own? What does raiding mean on twitch? How to get arceus? Meaning when a ladybug lands on you? what happened to joe rogans podcast helper What does engine power reduced mean? What episode does sawamura get over the tips? What does symptomatic mean? How long does it take thc to leave your system? What does upend mean? What is the meaning of a blue heart? What is the meaning of the uruguay flag? How to play jingle bells on the piano? What does atelectasis mean?
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That is how they grow! He is at the age for a growth suprt its totally normal,enjoy the sleeping, take a nap while he is its the best thing a nap with a new baby!