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bf baby screaming at boob!

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Chloe55 Tue 26-Feb-13 16:13:09

10wk old, always fed reasonably well, started to feed for a couple of minutes then scream and claw out at my boob for past couple days. I bring her back up to wind etc (nothing ever comes up though) wait for her to calm down then try again. This goes on for about 10-15mins then as all of a sudden she will feed like a dream. I'm wondering if she's getting bellyache at the start but why now? Have checked her mouth and that look as clear of thrush symptoms. Any suggestions?

noBSplease Tue 26-Feb-13 19:07:43

Hmmmm DS currently does similar but he's older and in him I think it's developmental and to do with his brain, not the boob - he is too excited to be bothered to feed. Don't know if there is a developmental jump around 10wks but maybe worth a google. Have you tried a different feeding position? Lying down sometimes works when others don't, they like to hop on and off! Also as they grow sometimes a position that was comfy for them isn't any more... Check her spine is nice and straight. Having BF 3 babes though they all had spells of odd behaviour - it never lasted long, so whatever she's up to she may well stop it just as quickly as she started.

smile4me Tue 26-Feb-13 19:26:32

Hi Chloe55 My DD did exactly the same thing at 10w, I put it down to being developmental in the end as eventually it stopped suddenly! There is a wonder week at 12w so could be related. I know how frustrating it is though smile

Maybe she is frustrated waiting for the milk to letdown? Do you feel a letdown? My DS did this because I had low supply and he didn't like waiting for the milk to letdown so I did switch nursing where I basically switched boobs everytime he pulled off. Might help if you think it's a letdown issue?

Chloe55 Wed 27-Feb-13 08:41:52

Thanks for your replies, it would seem its possibly connected to the fact she has been hit with this cold virus which presented itself full force last night-had a terrible night of coughing crying baby sad I'm hoping that explains it away anyway as once she's better the faffy feeding should stop.

AliceWChild Wed 27-Feb-13 08:44:18

Mine used to do this. Never knew why. He doesn't now. And now I feel sad as I'm like an old hand with an old baby rather than a new mum with a newborn. He's 4 months grin

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