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How do/did you keep your infant from falling asleep during BF?

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waterspout4
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Kelly

How do/did you keep your infant from falling asleep during BF?

I want to know how others have done it. My guy will be so hungry, then fall asleep within a few minutes on one breast. Sometimes I try to wake him up and it doesn't happen. Then he's hungry 30 minutes later. Any tips?

Posted 9/13/07 7:23 PM
 
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InShock
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Re: How do/did you keep your infant from falling asleep during BF?

Few ideas:
Stroke his head - sort of muss it up
tickle his feet
undress him to his diaper (that's a big one, I think)

Posted 9/13/07 7:29 PM
 

ckdk
My girls

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Cheryl

Re: How do/did you keep your infant from falling asleep during BF?

I used to undress her, cold washcloth on her head, squeeze her feet... but honestly there were some days where nothing would work...
Give it a little time, he'll be staying awake nursing soon...

Posted 9/13/07 7:36 PM
 

smdl
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me

Re: How do/did you keep your infant from falling asleep during BF?

Slighly tap your finger under DC's chin. The nurse told me to do that to remind DS what to do.

DS was/is a sleepy baby on the breast. It was a nightmare. Eat for 8 minutes top per breast. He still does. That's why I pump. I tried every tricks... nothing worked or if it does that's for 5 seconds.

Posted 9/13/07 7:42 PM
 

halisa
adore

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Name:
lisa

Re: How do/did you keep your infant from falling asleep during BF?

a lactation consultant taught me to do breast compressions. it really helped a lot.

breast compression

Posted 9/13/07 9:07 PM
 

leighla
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Lauren

Re: How do/did you keep your infant from falling asleep during BF?

Posted by ckdk

I used to undress her, cold washcloth on her head, squeeze her feet... but honestly there were some days where nothing would work...
Give it a little time, he'll be staying awake nursing soon...



Yes to all of this.

Posted 9/13/07 9:08 PM
 

JessieQ
Rest in Peace baby Rogan

Member since 6/07

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Name:
Jessica

Re: How do/did you keep your infant from falling asleep during BF?

Posted by InShock

Few ideas:
Stroke his head - sort of muss it up
tickle his feet
undress him to his diaper (that's a big one, I think)



All of these worked for me at least some of the time.

Also,
taking a deep breath
pulling away a little

Posted 9/13/07 9:35 PM
 

cgdg61606
Little Brother Christopher

Member since 2/07

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Name:
Christine

Re: How do/did you keep your infant from falling asleep during BF?

stroke cheek or kind of pinch cheek a little

burp baby

undress

slightly pull nipple out and baby usually stars sucking again

Posted 9/13/07 9:41 PM
 

Laura1976

Member since 5/05

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Name:
Laura

Re: How do/did you keep your infant from falling asleep during BF?

i talk to DD in a normal tone, i also rub her feet. when she starts falling asleep i start to pull my nipple out and that usually gets her sucking again.

Posted 9/13/07 10:11 PM
 

waytogo
Balancing act on a highwire

Member since 5/05

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Name:
a

Re: How do/did you keep your infant from falling asleep during BF?

Switching sides worked...

Posted 9/14/07 1:13 AM
 
 

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