Hi everyone, just after some tips to help me deal with my 11 week old son's occasional breast refusal. I think its coming from a strong let down on my rhs and it only happens every now and then.
He will sometimes just scream when I try to get him to attach and if I swap to the lhs, he is fine. He's also fine if I express and give him the ebm immediately. Sometimes I can persist and just keep putting my nipple in his mouth and he will latch on and be fine.
I'm just not sure if I should continue persisting and making him take it or is that going to make it worse in the long run? Anything else I should be doing?
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21-01-2012 14:09 #1
21-01-2012 15:22 #2
First thing is ditch the bottle unless your going out, my 2nd DS would refuse the breast because he preferred the speed of the bottle and would get angry till I let down, if he crys because of a forceful let down stimulate your breast to let down into a cloth or save it into a freezer bag then attach him. I did this for 4 months until my milk was settled into his feeding pattern good luck don't give up seek out a lactation nurse in your area through the college of lactation consultants they have a page that links to qualified lactation nurses in your area and Pm me if you like, here to help
21-01-2012 21:28 #3
Thanks for your reply! I'm lucky enough to have access to a lactation consultant at our local parent and baby unit so I'll be giving her a ring on Monday (but having said that, he's been absolutely fine all day today...) I definitely won't give up bf (I'm way too lazy for ff lol) I'd just like to try and avoid having to pump if I can. He does only have the medela calma teats though and im pretty sure he has to work harder for the bottle than he does on the boob lol
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