Coping with a Pause in Nursing
Q: I have to temporarily stop nursing my son. What can I do to comfort him until I can nurse him again?

A: When there is a need to temporarily stop nursing, the best way to help your baby cope is increase skin-to-skin contact. While bottle-feeding, lightly massage your baby's arms and legs and stroke his head. Dads can help by letting baby sleep on their bare chest. If you need to be separated from your baby for a long period of time, have your care provider or Dad let baby lay on your T-shirt or nightgown. These items provide a familiar scent which is calming to your baby Also, expect more fussy periods during this time.