Breastfeeding Fussy Baby

by Portia
(U.S.A)

Burping my baby made him fuss and try to latch again. I pulled him off again because I feed him for 10 minutes every 10 minutes. This is a good solution, but baby gets fussy and tries to relatch when I unlatch him and will fuss and cry.

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super fussy baby/slimy soupy poop

by Angela
(WV)

My little one has had slimy soupy poop for over two weeks now.

When it first started it was right after he got an oral vaccine at the Dr.’s so I thought that might be the cause. Then no poops for a few days, but a super fussy baby, TONS of gas.

Then another one but we had started probiotics for colic and I thought maybe that was it.

Nothing for a few more days. Then back to the Dr. for a shot, and lots of Tylenol, more mess, I guessed the Tylenol. Then nothing and now again today, it’s back.

He also has gas like crazy. Poor baby cries and cries like when he has colic, but off and on all day now. His tummy gets so tight and he pulls his legs up and cries. I’m thinking maybe there is a different cause here.

A friend mentioned foremilk/hindmilk imbalance? I used to feed on one side and then switch the next feeding. Lately, the past 2-3 weeks, he will only nurse on the one side till the milk flow slows down then he pulls off, or pushes away, shakes his head back and forth with his mouth open, arches his back and starts to cry.

I KNOW he’s still hungry, but no matter how many times I try to get him to nurse again he won’t. UNTILL I offer him the other breast. Then he will eat for another 5 minutes or so till it slows down there, and the who thing starts again if he’s not full.

After my friend suggested this I tried really hard to calm him down and get him to continue nursing on the same side. Well after 5 minutes of hysterical crying, talking a suck or two and pulling away again, he burped up milk and started choking. L I fed him on the other side because I don’t know what to do. I need help please. This is miserable for both of us.

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May 05, 2012
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too much lactose and fast milk flow
by: Tracy

Is it possible that baby stops breastfeeding on one side because of a forceful let down?

Sometimes a let down only comes after a few minutes of breastfeeding. This is a common problem with oversupply and foremilk/hindmilk imbalance.

What you need to do is to try and decrease your milk supply and slow down your let down reflex.

Here are some tips on milk reflex...

http://www.breastfeeding-problems.com/let-down-reflex.html

And oversupply...

http://www.breastfeeding-problems.com/oversupply.html

Here is some more info and advice on foremilk /hindmilk imbalance

Safe herbs that you can also find out about to decrease your supply include...
Herb Robert, Red sage, Garden mint, Periwinkle

Hope this helps, please let me know how things go.

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Fussy Baby, Slow Milk Flow

by Malena - Mrs Mumy Yum
(England)

The problem is that my baby only sucks the breast in the beginning when milk flow is quite fast but when the milk is going slower and slower she refuses even she is hungry. I know that because she looses weight or puts only 50g per week when she is 6 months old.

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Jun 30, 2013
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baby getting enough milk?
by: Tracy, CBC, CLD

Hi

If you assume that your baby is not getting in enough milk, you should first read this page below to make sure.

Is baby getting in enough milk.

Then, to help with the flow of milk, once your "let down" has stopped, you can use breast compressions while breastfeeding to get the milk to flow faster and to stimulate another let down.


Read more about breast compressions.
Read more about let down reflex here.



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Sleepy/fussy and drinking more

Hi, My daughter is 10 weeks old and just recently she has been sleeping more, where as before she would be alert and awake and watching everything. she also is feeding a lot more and a bit more fussy about it. I'm concerned for her and also a paranoid new mom! lol! help...

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Oct 14, 2011
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Encouragement
by: Elsabe

You are an awesome Mommy!!!

Depending on when she was born (gestation weeks), she might be experiencing a growth spurt. If she's still having lots of wet nappies and healthy otherwise, you can just continue allowing her to feed on demand, as much as she needs and take a deep breath. All babies go through this and all mommies worry about it, you're not the only one. You are doing a great job, you should be proud of yourself and give yourself some slack! ;o)

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by: Tracy

Yes, definitely sounds like a growth spurt...

read more on growth spurts here.

Hope this helps

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