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    Default Ds feeding issues, again

    My ds has started writhing around, pushing off the arm of the chair with his feet, throwing his head around as much as he can while still attached & grabbing at & scratching my boob - mostly he remains attached throughout, meaning his is pulling my already tender nipple. Also sometimes if im not qick enough to secure his hands, he'll fall off then start grabbing around - usually knocking the shield off & then grabbing & scratching my nipple which is extremely painful

    Also half the time when im trying to get him attached he starts writhing (arching his back etc) & at those times its virtually impossible to get him attached so then he gets frustrated & starts screaming

    Is this normal? Its really hurting my nipples & I dont see the ibclc till next week & id rather they didnt get any worse in the meantime

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    Is this before starting the feed or during?

    I find my little one starts doing that when he has wind, I usually put him up on my shoulder for a burp and once he has done that start again....

    If you are already doing that then I am not too sure.....if it is towards the end of the feed he might be indicating he is full too...

    Sorry I can't think what else it could be at the moment....

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    Can you swaddle him for feeds? If not have you thought about a feeding necklace? Bubs often need to play with something while feeding.

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    Like pp said, it could be wind but they also are just fidgety sometimes. I had to stop feeding in the rocking chair a couple weeks ago because DS constantly slams his legs against the arms of it. He always pinched my boob or neck while feeding but has now moved up to my face...so lovely to feed as his little nails and fingers pick my nose, grab my lips/cheeks, etc.! A necklace that he could play with is a really great idea!

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    My son used to do something a little similar when he had wind. I used to burp him and then usually the problem was solved. Can't think what else it may be unless he is unhappy with the flow rate of the milk? My son gets cranky sometimes when the milk slows as the breast empties sometimes too. Good luck!

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    Thanks ladies! He hates being swaddled while feeding but I'll definitely give a feeding necklace a go, I didnt even know about then so thank-you

    Its usually during the feed. He does get burped when he falls off, but I might try taking him off & burping him when he starts doing that

    Edit: ok he's still doing it like every 5-10 minutes throughout the feeds this morning. He doesnt seem overly interested in feeding but when I take him off he then acts like he's hungry & he wont take hid dummy. The feeds this morning have taken forever because he keeps thrashing around & I keep burping him every 5-10 minutes when he's doing that. He has burps & spews most times, but he's not normally like that - will usually just have one or two burps/spews each feed, not every 5-10 minutes. Im starting to get really frustrated cause feeds are taking forever & it feels like he's trying to rip my nipples off so im in agony again - its a vicious cycle cause the feeds are now taking forever but I just want the feed to end cause he's hurting me so much. What is going on? He normalky does this close to the end of the feed, but all the way through suddenly? Thats new & definitely not sustainable

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    How old is he now? I still think he is showing reflux symptoms.

    I'd give the necklace a try first to see if that makes a difference and then perhaps look at the reflux in babies checklist again to take to a GP.

    Sorry to bang on about it again, but your situation sounds so much like my DD. Despite everyone's well intentioned advice about breastfeeding, reflux from cows milk,protein intolerance is what cause my DDs issues.

    I hope and pray for you its not that, but please always keep it in the back of your mind to look into it again.

    Good luck hun. Please PM me if you need to about reflux, as I say it may nit be the case, but it could be the solution to your feeding issues.

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    Babies seem to love these crochet ball type necklaces

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    Or a silicone one

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    They can chew both kinds as well, which helps when they start to teethe.

    I got these pics from etsy but pretty sure eBay sell them even cheaper. Worth a try, good luck!

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    Another thing is, does he feed better at night with no distractions? Sometimes it helps when they are being fussy to just sit very quietly in a darkened room with no noise so you can just concentrate on feeding, even for day feeds. Annoying, but it's usually just a phase so if you can ride it out you will come out the other side with a bub that can feed anywhere and everywhere! Perhaps also try a little soft toy for him to grab at until you get a feeding necklace, rather than him grabbing at you. I'm really sorry if I'm repeating advice; I know you've had a couple of threads on here but I haven't read all the replies.

    Not sure how old your DS is exactly but I know from anecdotal experience that 3-4 months can be a really fussy time at the breast for a lot of babies. Keep persevering xx

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    It could also be a wonder week, maybe his 8 week one?

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