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    Default Newborn unsettled during BFing

    Hi all

    My 3.5 week old DD has been going really well with feeding, she latches well, my nipples are no longer sore and she is putting on weight. She used to be about 4 hours between feeds, both day and night, but the last few days she has changed to 2 hours and she is really unsettled during the feed.

    She will be feeding as normal then will get red in the face and starts squealing and then cries and pulls herself off the nipple, still crying. I usually burp her and the put her back on, but its only a minute or so until she is squealing and pulling away again. Sometimes she will do a big poo / fart, so I thought shed may be windy, but not sure. She isn't feeding as long as previously as she gets quite distressed.

    I went to the local breastfeeing clinic, but of course she was great and didn't pull away once, so they weren't able to help.

    Anyone had anything similar or advice? Thanks

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    Default Newborn unsettled during BFing

    Yep my DS does this all the time! He is 7 weeks. He thrashes around and grunts and fusses, and won't keep the nipple in his mouth even though he's clearly hungry! I think it's when he needs burping or trying to poo, I basically just keep reattaching him until he stays on for good. I don't really have any tips but you're not the only one it happens to

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    Default Re: Newborn unsettled during BFing

    Yep, my 3 wk old does the same thing. I figured it was normal?

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    Default Newborn unsettled during BFing

    2 week old DS fusses alot too - particularly on the right side. It's worse at the start of feeds when milk comes too quickly for him I think. We also went to a breastfeeding clinic a week or so ago and they couldn't say why he was so fussy - I am just persevering and he slowly seems to be improving.

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    Sounds like my boy too. He's 3.5 weeks as well and has put on a lot of weight over the last week (over 400grams). Don't you just love when they throw their head back with your nipple still clamped? The 2 hourly feeding is tough overnight - I suspect the hot weather has something to do with the increased frequency.

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    Default Newborn unsettled during BFing

    My DD is 6 months and feeds 2 hourly sometimes (though not at night ). Sounds pretty normal

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    Classic 3 week-ish growth spurt. Just keep your fluids up and go with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waggers70 View Post
    Don't you just love when they throw their head back with your nipple still clamped?.
    It happens to me too... It's really painful when bub does that.

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