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Baby pulling my nipple away while feeding - any ideas

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schmee Tue 06-Sep-11 23:42:33

My 8 week old has started pulling my nipple away from my body to one side while feeding. She also gets really upset while she is doing it - kind of screechy but still latched on throughout. I can't work out if the let down is too fast for her, or whether she is not getting enough through poor attachment.. Does anyone have any ideas?

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 07-Sep-11 10:23:46

Have you called one of the helplines schmee?

pipoca Wed 07-Sep-11 11:48:14

Fast let down or wind or wind caused by fast let down? Try taking her off and burping her when she does it or feeding lying down so if it's fast let down the milk can dribble out the side of her mouth.

schmee Fri 09-Sep-11 20:14:34

Thanks both. Pipoca - I haven't quite got the hang of lying down feeding but I'm trying tipping myself to one side iyswim!

familyfun Fri 09-Sep-11 22:33:00

i had fast let down and was advised to lean back so baby was higher up than me which heped smile

schmee Mon 12-Sep-11 12:02:39

Thank you - will try this.

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