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    I have a 3 week old DS who I am trying so hard to BF. I'm having issues. I'll BF him, both boobs, but afterwards he seems fussy like he is still hungry, so I will latch him on again and he will nurse again for another 10 mins or so until he stops , but then he will start fussing again. I burp (try) after each feed. This has become an issue at night between 11.00pm - 4.00am where he will wake up, I'll spend forever BF and it seems he is satisfied, then alas he isn't satisfied. I have an electric pump and I can get about 2 ounces (both boobs) when I do pump. Sometimes I've had to top up with FF. One night I gave him formula only to see if he would be more satisfied, I have him 50ml but he just spews it all up again 10-20 mins later. I ended up in frustration and tears at 2.00am this morning, as I am trying so hard but BF seems he gets less and formula he just spews up. He has lots of wet and pooey nappies. I don't know what to do. Nurses say I'm nursing him well.


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    He sounds like he might just want to feed for comfort as well. Have you considered co sleeping for a little while like laying down feeding him in bed until he goes to sleep?

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    I don't have advice but I just wanted to say You're doing a wonderful job! Hang in there

    I know babies go through a fussy period at 3 weeks. Do you have the wonder week app? It's a few dollars from the App Store and it's been priceless

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    I would try block feeding, just try sticking to offering the same boob for 3hrs than move to the other boob for 3 hrs. I have found this helped with my 2nd who would fuss so I would switch him back and forth, turns out he would get too much foremilk which upset his tummy. Of course please do it carefully, if you feel it isnt working do not continue as it can reduce your supply (I had an over supply so it actually helped).

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    Sorry I should of added that I only had to do this for 2 days until my supply settled, so you could start at the next feed.

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    I have found with both my bubs that between 3-5weeks was a really windy period, with ds it turned out to be reflux and then with dd after trying gripe water, infacol and infants friend she started to settle around 5 weeks. You can also email the Aba even if your not a member and they will give you some great advice. Good luck it really does get easier.

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    Thanks guys. It's awesome advice 😛


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