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    Default Feeding strike - when to worry?

    DD is 9 weeks old. Today she had a decent feed at 1:30am, 5 am and 7 am. She had a very short feed at 10 am. She's refused any feed since then (12 pm and 2:45 pm). I know she's hungry because we've been using lacteeze so we need to mix the drops in a tablespoon of EBM and then syringe in, and she's guzzled that down. But as soon as I try to put her on the boob she screams again. At what point do I start worrying. Her last nappy was dirty but not wet, and I hasn't changed it for 1.5 hours.
    She's also not sleeping. Crying a lot but to be expected when she's hungry.

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    My DD is FF and when she was about that age she had a feed at 12.30pm and then that was it until 7am the following day every time I tried to feed her she would just scream like we were murdering her. I don't really have any advice just that this happened to us and she did come right in the end

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    I had a period of time when my DD2 was like that.

    Things I had some success with:
    Football hold
    Express a bit and feed her on a half empty boob
    Feed her when she half asleep

    ETA to get her to sleep I had to put her in the sling and pace the hall, patting her bum, etc until she fell asleep.

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    Got her to latch at 5. She hadn't had a wet nappy since 1:30, not even a little wet, so I was getting worried. She had a feed at 5 and again at 6, so it looks like our evening cluster feeds are going as normal. I had to get her to latch while walking around both times, but could sit after a couple of minutes. Thanks for the reassurance ladies. DS never did this. He was more of a boobie monster than DD.

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    DD was not boob obsessed. She had a few times where she had a bit of a nursing strike.

    She has changed now. And is boob obsessed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinklify View Post
    DD was not boob obsessed. She had a few times where she had a bit of a nursing strike.

    She has changed now. And is boob obsessed.
    Hmm... well, I guess I will just do what I can when strikes hit. And here I was thinking that I'd be weaning her without any difficulties. DS doesn't look like he is willing to quit, and he's almost 2.5 years. He's currently snuggled into my boobs in fact.


 

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