My lo is 6 wks old & I am ebf. At night he wakes up every 2-31/2 hrs. If I'm lucky he will go 4 hrs, but that's not always. Well lately during the night feeding he eats 10-15 min on one breast. I burp him then switch over to the other side.
Sometimes he only eats 5 min or nothing at all. He falls asleep & I can't wake him. I'm so tired at night that I just swaddled him again & lay him in his bassinette.
Should I keep trying to wake him to nurse on the other side? I wish he would sleep longer too. Thank you for your help!
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Hi, I have a one-year-old who has stopped breastfeeding the last three days, he bites me every time I offer it, And doesn't seem interested.
I was wondering why this is? Teething? Strike? Or weaning off? I usually feed him once a day in the morning and feed him three bottles through the day. I would like him to breastfeed again, what can I do?
Also, I am close to starting my period, would this affect him not wanting the milk? Please help! Thanks
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My 3 and 1/2-month-old had been sleeping well since he was a couple of weeks old sleeping from anywhere between 5/6 long stretches at night.
Over the last couple of weeks he got a cold, and due to his congestion he was up often and wasn't feeding long enough. Now he seems to be better but still feeds for 5 minutes on only one breast and does not want to feed anymore until 2hrs later and at night he's waking up every 3 hrs and doing a 5-minute feed.
I've tried to offer him the other breast, changing his diaper, so he wakes up, but he will not open his mouth, (his feedings before were about 30 minutes long, and I have been told I have an oversupply of milk and for a few feedings offer the same breast, which I've done). What can I do to have him do longer feeds during the day so at night he can get a longer sleep?
My baby is six weeks now, and I'm not sure whether I have oversupply letdown.
But it has been a week now that my baby latches properly for 5 minutes and then unlatches and has difficulty nursing because she becomes very fussy and keeps crying and tries to hold the nipple and again unlatches as if she is struggling to get the milk.
During a letdown, she struggles too. Initially this used to happen only in the evenings but lately, it's started happening during the day as well.
I just wanted to share a nursing story that hopefully will be helpful to other moms out there.
My baby boy would NOT latch on, stay still, he was always all over the place, getting distracted and not feeding well.
I was so scared he wasn't getting enough, so I had to supplement with bottles, but I didn't want to do that, I just wanted to breastfeed my baby.
After a couple of weeks, I was looking online for tips and tricks to help and came across a post talking about a color patterned bra from Leading Lady nursing bras.
I checked it out and thought it was just a gimmick, so I continued my search. Another week later and I kept wondering about that bra.
On the inside fabric after the cup folds down, there's this black and red patterned cartoon thing that "claims" it helps babies focus on feeding and gets their attention.
So I finally broke down and bought it, got it a few days later and tried it. I didn't expect it to work, but I was so glad I had been wrong.
I'm not sure what it was, but that print thing did get his attention, and he started to be calmer during feedings, they lasted longer, and I was able to breastfeed him without and supplemental bottle.
It was a miracle. Again, I just wanted to share this because I know I'm not the only mom out there who had trouble with feedings. I hope that if someone sees this, they consider looking into this bra because as cliche as it sounds, it worked for me. Now with another little one on the way, hopefully, my arsenal of tools will make this time go better :) If anyone is interested, here's the link to the website where I got it
The product is the "baby sees it." I had gotten the wire-free, but there is a wired option if you want it. Good luck, happy bra shopping and God Bless you all!
He will only spend about 5-7 minutes on my boob and refuses to eat more.
He is gaining weight, so I figured it was fine. But yesterday he had one green poo, and last night he woke up to poo three times (he never goes at night) and went so much all day today.
The last couple Diapers had a little red blood in them. Also, he has been very fussy. Do you think I have a foremilk/hindmilk imbalance?
It makes sense that he doesn't stay on there long enough to get to it. I haven't changed anything with my diet... I pretty much always eat the same things. So it couldn't be an allergy right? Thanks for your help. I appreciate it.
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My son hardly five times taking mom breast milk, he is around four months old now earlier he used to take more nowadays it reduced to 4 to 5 times in a day.. even if we try to feed him also he is crying not taking milk from his mom....
I'm much worried about this since he stools five days once... I meant he is pooping hardly five days once... we have consulted a doctor ...doctor suggested colicaid syrup .. please help me. Thanks.
My 14-month-old was a ravenous nurser before to the point of waking several times throughout the night to nurse both sides in a sitting.
Last week he started biting down and tearing at my nipples, I reacted as I always have with a firm, gentle mouth or no thank you and removed my breast before trying again if he gave the nursing cue.
At first, I thought he was just upset at teething pain, so I went on with my day and dropped him off with a little extra breast milk for the morning.
That afternoon and evening he proceeded to do it every single time I tried to nurse him when he gave me his nursing cues.
At this point I thought, wow that's odd he must be just off today. He refused all night and the next morning to the point of screaming slapping pinching and biting even just holding him not trying to nurse but all while he was giving me the nursing cues.
I was (is) miserable and at a loss. My boyfriend's take was that our son was ready to be done breastfeeding, but yet would only calm down when he got like this if given a bottle with breast milk, he's allergic to dairy and soy isn't healthy, so we've also tried goats milk, but he refuses it.
He will only take breast milk from a bottle now although I continue to try to nurse. My milk supply is already dropping despite pumping, a lot (ugh!). I'm at a loss! Help, please.
Hi, My lo is now 7 and a bit months and has had a bottle (originally of expressed milk) for six weeks and otherwise been exclusively breastfed. She has started to lose interest in feeds, and my production slowed, so I stopped pumping and gave formula in the bottle.
Last week she dropped a further feed (late afternoon), and now due to colleague sickness, I have agreed to go back to work earlier than anticipated and so I need her to take a formula bottle at lunchtime as I won't be here. I will still feed her first thing in the morning and last feed before bed, and she will have formula at lunch and as her dreamfeed, if she still needs it - do you think this sounds ok? Any help/advice would be much appreciated, Thanks
Hello, this website is amazing, but it has not answered my problem...
My baby is 16 weeks old, and two weeks ago he began refusing feeds during the day. It started as one feed then days later he was going 6 hours between feeds. Then he used to wake once at night, and now he wakes three times a night. I think he is teething.
He used to feed every 3 hours throughout the day, but now he has two feeds in the morning then nothing till evening.
He is slightly moodier when awake. I've taken him to the doctors, but they have found nothing wrong. He had chicken pox a few weeks before this. And before the chicken pox, he refused some feeds for three days. But he always eventually took each feed, all be it a bit late.
I have tried positioning, laying down in which he took some feeds but has now begun to scream and arch his back as soon as he knows what is coming.
I have now taken to feeding him as soon as he wakes from a nap. He seems to take the feed if he is half asleep. The problem is I'm spending all day trying to get him to feed and sleep, and I have a 3-year-old daughter who is being sidelined.
I feel horrible and think I'm getting depressed now; I have knots in my tummy when I wake in the morning. I don't know what the day will hold, and cant organize anything for fear of putting him off a feed.
Ant advice would be great.... my health visitor says he has dropped a feed and is getting his days mixed up, but I'm not convinced, it came from nowhere, he was feeding like a dream before. Now I'm trying to get him to take a bottle, but he's refusing that too... help!