So my DD is nearly 5 months old and we haven't had any issues with breastfeeding up until yesterday. She had immunisations on Wednesday and was fine with feeding but everytime I tried to feed her yesterday she would start screaming. I can manage to get her to take it when she is asleep (last night woke 6 times and fed both sides each time) but I can't even get her to attach during the day and a soon as I put my nipple in her mouth she just screams.
My DS had a reaction to the rotavirus vaccine, when is was 2 months old. He wouldn't feed and screamed all day 2 days after having the vaccine so I originally thought she was having the same reaction but know I'm not so sure.
I was thinking of expressing and trying her with a bottle but I've never given her a bottle before so not even sure whether she will take it.
I don't know what to do and it's making me so upset. Any thoughts or advice on what it could be or I could try would be great.
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13-04-2013 13:15 #1
Baby refusing the breast.
13-04-2013 13:23 #2
Take her to the doc to exclude any illnesses ie cold/ear infection etc.
Imo don't introduce a bottle. Take bub to a dark quiet room and lay a naked bub against your naked skin. Let bub find their own way to your boob.
13-04-2013 14:38 #3
Thanks Rose&Aurelia. I will have to wait until Monday for doctors clinic to be open unless I take to emergency an hour away. I got her to have a small feed when she was asleep but will have to wait until DH gets home from work before we can try a dark room as I will need him to distract DS. Hopefully she takes to it.
13-04-2013 16:28 #4
I think a bath is a great idea!! I also found whenever I would shower with DS he would always try and latch. That might be difficult to actually feed though...
Do you have a carrier? You could wear her shirtless and she might feel secure enough to latch.
13-04-2013 17:31 #5
Thanks ladies. We just had an hour or so in bed doing skin on skin and she fed on and off the whole time. Will see how she goes tonight. In regards to the vaccinations I don't think I'll be giving her the rotavirus vaccine again (I stopped giving it to my ds after his reaction). Apart from when I'm trying to feed her she is still very happy so fingers crossed it all settles soon.
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