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    Default Newborn won't re latch once she comes off.

    Hi All,

    I am a new mum of a 6week DD.
    I have been breastfeeding with very little issue apart from having to use a nipple shield for the first week.
    Lately I have been having trouble getting her to re latch if she comes off during a feed.
    She is still hungry but all she does is root around bouncing off my boob and won't re latch, she gets very frustrated.
    Its like my boob isn't full enough. If I put the nipple shield back on she will re latch.
    Hoping for any advice on what could be causing this. Could it be my supply ?
    thanks

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    I'm not really sure how to solve this problem or the cause of it but if you feel that it may be your supply, try making some lactation cookies (google will get you the recipe) - they definitely work!! . Use the shield until the problem resolves itself... gud luck

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    It's very unlikely to be your supply if you've a well fed 6 week old. If you can feed for 6 weeks you can feed for 6 months. Their requirements don't keep going up and up, though they may have growth spurts when they need more for a few days. This may be a growth spurt. It may be that she is trying to switich feed, ie to swap breasts within a feed multiple times, which is normal for many babies. Or just that she's learning how to latch on a not full, not shielded boob and learning can be frustrating, but she'll get the hang of it.

    There is no harm to using a nipple shield if it doesn't bother you and makes it easier for her. You may be able to wean her off it in a little while.

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    It's not your supply!

    Some babies just do this. I don't know why. Don't revert to using the shield, that will affect your supply. Try and get her to open her mouth and pop your nipple in. If she won't feed, have a break and try again later. It can take the fully 12 weeks to get breastfeeding going smoothly.

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    I have a 6 week old DD who does this too! I find if I hold my boob like you would hold a sandwich, with my thumb underneath and four fingers on top and guide the nipple back into her mouth, she will figure it out and re latch. Weird I know but it works for us

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    My DD used to do that too! I always thought it was because she was a bit drunk and had forgotten how to open her mouth I just burped her for a couple of minutes and then tried again and that usually worked.

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    My 5 week old was also doing that and I found that he had thrush, poor little thing. That could be one reason that bub is coming off.

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    It's frustrating for sure. Try to burp bub and then brush nose with your nipple again to try to get gape reflex (mouth opening).

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    DD also did this when she needed a burp. Once burped she could get back on, no problem.

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    Thanks all for your advice, glad to know Im not the only one this is happening to .
    Tried the " sandwich " hold and giving her a big burp in between and it seemed to do the trick.


 

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