Do you offer your little one pacifier? Cause I am currently giving formula and I noticed after I feed her 3oz, an hour later she will cry again, thought she is still hungry so gave her a little more milk but she would end up vomitting out the milk. Could it be she just wants to suck on something?
Babies are very smart, they will turn away from the bottle when they are full or bite the teat to stop milk from flowing. However if you continue to encourage baby to take milk after showing these signs, then there is a tendency of you overfeeding her. Usually spit up is just reflux and it is quite normal. I assume your baby is about 2 months old. If it is vomitting then it could be that you overfeed or baby has gas in tummy. Vomitting is a projectile outlet of milk through the mouth and sometimes nose, don't confuse it with minor spit up. Babies under the age of 3 months have a strong urge to suck due to their reflex, and it may not mean that they are hungry. If you want to, you can introduce a pacifier (my baby didn't want) or allow her to suck on your knuckles for awhile.Read more
I don't offer her a pacifier because she likes to nurse for comfort. She has started to suck on her fingers, so I let her use her fingers instead of a pacifier. It is known as non-nutritive sucking (comfort sucking) which is very normal. If you intend to give her a pacifier, do ensure that it is an orthodontic one to prevent tooth misalignment and possible future orthodontic problems. However, do note that though rare, babies may choke on pacifiers (but they can't choke on their thumb!). Try to get a pacifier which comes in a single piece with no detachable parts. You may read more about pacifiers vs thumb sucking here: http://ph.theasianparent.com/pacifier-vs-thumb-guide-parents/Read more
Yes, but I put it away right after she falls asleep. Actually I believe its not that she is still hungry, it’s just that she likes to suck on something and it makes her sleep better. If your LO is really hungry the pacifier won’t satisfy your LO, he will cry and wouldn’t be able to sleep. Don’t worry, when your LO is a bit older you’ll see signs like turning her head away from the bottle when your LO is already full, biting the nipple instead of sucking, or pushing away the bottle with her hand.Read more
No I dont