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    Default Crying after/during breastfeeding

    My DD is 8 weeks old and for the last 2 weeks she has been coming off the breast after a few minutes of sucking and started crying. So I sit her up, calm her down, burp her and then try again but she cries too much to even latch on so I offer her the other side which she will take for a few minutes before repeating the whole thing. I know she is still hungry and she hasn't drained my breast. Has anyone else had this? At her vaccination appointment the GP suggested it might be mild reflux and to try sitting her upright more to feed but last night she kept starting to cry the minute I tried to feed her. I could only get her to latch on by quickly pulling her dummy out and putting her on the breast. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!

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    Theres a few things it could be besides reflux.

    What is your let down like? Could it be too forceful or strong for her? Or too slow so she's impatient and waiting for the milk? Either way I'd suggest bringing on your let down before popping her on the breast.
    Have you tried holding her in different positions? Maybe her neck is slightly out of line and it hurts to be held in a certain way.

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    My letdown is a bit strong initially, would pumping a tiny bit off first help? I've tried lying down to feed her, cradling her, lying her on an angle and sitting her on my lap and each time I think it's solved the problem but a couple of feeds later it starts all over again

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    Pumping a but off may help the strong let down but you let down more than once a feed so it may not fix the problem.
    Does it sound like she is clicking when she starts to feed?
    I'm not sure what else it could be but I would regiment seeing an LC if it keeps up.

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    My 4 month old dd started this a while ago also. With the help of my CHN we are eliminating options. Currently we think my supply is low and she is getting impatient. I am topping her up with formula.

    I don't feel my letdown though so your problem might be different

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    Quote Originally Posted by louie234 View Post
    My letdown is a bit strong initially, would pumping a tiny bit off first help? I've tried lying down to feed her, cradling her, lying her on an angle and sitting her on my lap and each time I think it's solved the problem but a couple of feeds later it starts all over again
    Is it before, during or after your letdown that she is pulling off and crying?

    If it's before, she could be waiting for the milk.

    If it's during I'd say your let down could be too strong.

    If it's after it could be a sore tummy from wind, too much foremilk or reflux.

    Yes you could try expressing first then putting her on after your let down. If it is reflux this will help her tummy too as too much foremilk can upset their tummies.

    You could hold her differently for each feed if that has worked previously. You could also take her to a baby chiropractor to check her neck and spine alignment.

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    Thanks everyone! I went and saw a LC and did a 24 hr milk profile. They're still not sure exactly what her issue was but *touch wood* it seems to be easing

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    This happened to me and my DD too but we never worked out what caused it. At the time I thought it was a strong letdown that she couldn't handle but now I think it was low milk supply. 2 lactation consultants couldn't help me work it out either.

    I found it really upsetting and I dreaded every feed. For us, switching to formula was the best option. I was doing some expressing but never got enough milk and I got mastitis from pumping too often, so by 6 weeks I'd had enough of the boob!


 

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