I thought I had it all figured out. I’ve boasted several times about my nursing experience with Avery and how easy it has been. That was until a couple of months ago when Avery decided that there were far more interesting things going on in the world around her rather than to sit with me and nurse. Unfortunately that has caused my supply to diminish and her to get a lack of resources and nurtrients that she needs.
Although Avery’s GI doctor told me to exclusively pump to make sure that she is getting an adequate amount of breast milk, I am not giving up on our breastfeeding journey just yet. I am doing so many things to get my milk supply back up and am determined to make it work for both of us.
Before I go to exclusively pumping, I am going to try to do what I can to help Avery get more focused during our nursing sessions. Avery is a very active baby and always wants to be in on the action going on everywhere. In the past week since we’ve discovered that she isn’t gaining enough weight, I’ve done so many things to try to keep her less distracted during our sessions. Although we are not completely back to what we used to be, I have noticed that she is nursing for a longer amount of time without unlatching than she usually does. Here are the five things that have helped me with nursing Avery and to help her be less distracted:
What helps keep your little one from being distracted while nursing?
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