Question: I have noticed if I keep my 5 months baba only with a bedsheet he sleeps peacefully but wen my mother-in-law keeps a heavy blanket or pillow he wakes up after sometime n starts crying badly. I have tried explaining to her that his not comfortable but she says childrens heart is usually weak n something heavy should be kept on the chest while sleeping. I don't understand the logic. Anything can be suggested in this?
Answer: Hello dear, it's a true logic, whatever your in-laws saying. Here is the main point is, your baby is feeling comfortable without support. So don't argue with your in-laws. Because she is right. Try to understand her, mummy ji you are right but baby don't like to sleep like this.
I hope she can understand your concern.
Question: Hi mommies;my baby is 2.5months old.bw-2.8kgs lw-2.5kgs cw-4.8kgs
When bf..she dsnt leave for hours until forcefully unlatched or until she sleeps (although hungry)..n when forcefully unlatched...she cries for may b feed aftr 30mins or an hour.Also,everytime she feels sleepy she wants to hv my nipple..so almst all day she wants my nipples..so i feed her fm 4 times a day jz bcz of households n my chores... but den even if fed properly she cries so much n stops d moment i bf her..later if i take out d nipple seeing her asleep she wakes up..dis cycle continues al day n night...i cant sleep thru the night. Bcz f dis..plz suggest smthin
any suggestions on abt how to schedule her sleep timings..!!
Answer: It's normal for newborns to nurse around the clock, but by 2 months, you'd expect a baby to last longer between feedings. If he's gaining weight normally or gaining more weight than expected, his nonstop nursing may be due to discomfort. I suspect he's reacting to something in your diet that's making its way into your breast milk. (The most common culprit is cow's-milk protein, which some infants find hard to digest.) The resulting bellyache, ironically, may make him want to nurse even more. While the baby is sucking, endorphins are released, which make him feel better. And, of course, he associates feeding at your breast with safety and warmth. Try cutting your dairy intake in half. Some mothers with extra-sensitive babies need to eliminate all dairy from their diets. (Of course, it's important that you continue to get 1,200 milligrams of calcium a day, but there are many alternative sources, such as spinach, almonds, sardines, and calcium-fortified OJ.) It will take about two weeks for you to notice a difference. If eliminating dairy doesn't help, talk to a lactation consultant about other foods in your diet that could be triggering your baby's discomfort