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    Default My baby won't settle on the breast, anyone have any advice?

    My baby boy won't settle on the breast. He will attach perfectly fine three to five minutes later (and while still attached) starts to scream. Lactation consultants and doctors said my milk is in great supply with the let down not being too fast, and he doesn't suffer from reflux, silent or otherwise. He takes a bottle of expressed milk no problems without screaming/fussing. Does anyone have any suggestions or have been through something similar?

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    Default My baby won't settle on the breast, anyone have any advice?

    Have you been to a paed? Doctors told me my kids didn't have silent reflux. Turns out they both did! (DS still does).

    DD screamed from the pain. DS doesn't so it's not just screaming that equals silent reflux.

    What are his poos like?

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    No suggestions but just to say I have the same sort of issue although getting my baby attached is also an issue. She wriggles around and comes off my nipple really easily. Hopefully some other people will have some suggestions

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    No we have been to one yet. I want to keep breastfeeding but at the moment we both get so frustrated at feeding it is making it difficult to.

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    Hmm my first thought was fast letdown, then slow letdown (which will make the baby get frustrated and angry). As a pp said it could also be reflux.

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    Have you tried some other feeding positions? My initial thought was also let down, can you feel let down happening during that 5mins?

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    I have never really been able to feel a let down. But I have tried many different positions with the same result. Should I just go to bottle feeding?

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    How old is your bub?

    New babies tire easily and breastfeeding is more work than bottle feeding. Your bub is probably liking the quick let down then getting cranky about it taking so long once the let down as slows. They get stronger over time. This is a very common issue.

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    He is 3 months old... He has been this way for the past 1 1/2 months.
    We have also been seeing a chiropractor to see if that will help with no results. Even if there was a way just to help soothe him while feeding. Willing to try anything.

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    What happens when you take him off the boob when he starts screaming?

    Could be reflux ? I didn't have reflux babies so no help there.
    Milk slowing down flow ? Perfectly normal but he isn't happy with the flow. You could try breast compressions as you feed.
    What are his bowels like?

    Does he reattach and then feed well? Poor attachment could cause him to slip off and the milk disappears leading to unhappy baby.
    Weight gain steady?





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