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noisy 6 mth old breastfeeder

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habhann Wed 17-Apr-13 18:07:51

My lo is 6 mths old and was ebf until 5 mths , started Solids 4 weeks ago. He now gets a formula at around 11pm and my dh gives this feed. Over the past week or so lo has become very noisy and agitated when breastfeeding, pulling off, making noises, hitting my boob as well. Could my supply be slowing down or is it my boob does not let down as fast as bottle no. 3 teat?? Lo is taking 3 small meals since today..a bit confused as lo is so noisy when breastfeeding in public , I am getting strange looks..please advise Tia..

EauRouge Wed 17-Apr-13 19:43:58

Could he be teething perhaps?

nutella81 Wed 17-Apr-13 20:20:34


I doubt very much that your let down matches that of a no. 3 teat - prob more like a 2. A bottle is a lot easier to drink from v. boob, as a lot less effort is required and now he's had a go on a bottle he probably prefers it. But, I think you should persevere a bit, as it may be a 'phase' or as said before teething. If it doesn't change, then I think that's his way of saying no more sad I'm in the process of stopping as my 9 month old really lost interest - kept pulling off, stretching my nipple, trying to scratch it off!!

Good luck x

habhann Thu 18-Apr-13 07:08:39

Thanks for replies. Lo had a dream breastfeed at 11pm, he woke at 3 , then had formula, guzzled 200mls, breastfeed at 6 am, he does not seem as noisy now, hope he is not noisy at baby yoga

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