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Fussy behaviour during feeding

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Jellyggv Sat 02-Mar-19 14:45:14

I was wondering if any other mums have experience this - my son is 14 weeks and past couple of weeks has become increasingly difficult during feedings (breastfeeding). He'll cry at the breast when I'm offering it and think I have seen the correct feeding cues from him? Also, I thought they would feed if you needed them to help because breast is full?! Anyway... the only way he seems to eat during the day is if I hold him and walk about. I'm not sure what is going on here and if it is normal. I have had him checked over and doctors couldn't see anything untoward. 2 weeks ago he had a swollen gland and that was it. Seems completely fine otherwise.

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JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 02-Mar-19 19:17:33

How is he at night?

Jellyggv Sat 02-Mar-19 20:36:40

He's not as bad at feeding at night

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MumUnderTheMoon Sat 02-Mar-19 21:56:25

Any chance you'd be. I'm fort able offering some baby porridge or something similar. Not sure what the average age is for this or what hvs recommend. My dd had a dreadful time feeding and was spoon feeding before 2 months

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 02-Mar-19 21:58:19

Have you talked it through with a BFC jelly? It might be worth giving one of the Helplines a call in the morning smile

MumUnderTheMoon Sat 02-Mar-19 22:05:00


Jellyggv Sun 03-Mar-19 08:55:54

I've been to some breastfeeding groups but haven't been able to go in a while plus they're only on certain weeks. I have a breastfeeding peer support worker but she just said to go to the doctors, which I did to see if there is anything wrong and they said one week he had a swollen gland and nothing wrong otherwise and this week they said nothing wrong but he has a slight heart murmur. This has never been mentioned before. I went to see the leader of the breastfeeding support peer workers who is a health visitor and asked my health visitors/ midwives but they haven't really been to helpful either sad

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Jellyggv Sun 03-Mar-19 08:56:34

Also not feeling too comfortable in trying foods yet as he does bring up feeds and is being treated for reflux.

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MumUnderTheMoon Sun 03-Mar-19 11:45:49

But thicker foods are less likely to come back up surely. My dds reflux was gone completely when she started on thicker foods. Porridge, baby rice and purées for example.

SequinsDress Sun 03-Mar-19 11:53:31

Fussing at the breast can be a perfectly normal behaviour in breastfed babies and can happen for a number of reasons. Kellymom has some use information on the topic. I remember going through fussy phases with DC1 and it drove me potty. If baby is meeting nappy output requirements and gaining weight, then it isn't a huge cause of concern.

Kellymom is a useful resource:

It's certainly not a reason to start solids three months early! confused

Confusedbeetle Sun 03-Mar-19 12:12:12

If he is actually been diagnosed with reflux ( as opposed to self-diagnosis) this can cause fussiness in feeding due to association with heartburn type sensations, You may well need to think about early weaning. It will regurgitate less than milk. The neck of the stomach is sometimes a little slack at this age and allows reflux which is uncomfortable. The advice to wait until 6 months is due to be changed. There are some circumstances when it can be advised. Some fussing can be normal behaviour but it is dangerous to assume

Confusedbeetle Sun 03-Mar-19 12:17:00

KellyMom has some credibility as is a Lactation person but the advice given, although often is said to be evidenced based , articles are not by health professionals. Some of these websites look more impressive than they are. If there are medical conditions you should beware of Dr Google

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 03-Mar-19 19:08:07

* The advice to wait until 6 months is due to be changed.* god I wish I had a quid for every time I've seen this quoted on here. The advice is 6 months. It was 6 months when my first arrived and he's a strapping 15 yo.

Jelly. I agree that's it's within the realms of normal but are you sure it's not CMPA? Have a read of this on Kellymom too smile

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