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Am I crazy?! Could her nappy be affecting her latch?!

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LikeCandy Sat 18-May-13 20:33:05

Ok, so I may be completely mad, but hear me out!

BabyCandy (PFBD) is 8w old, exclusively breast fed.

For the last few days she hasn't been latching properly. I can hear her taking in air, she feeds very frequently but not for long, and burps and vomits excessively after every feed.
This corresponded with switching from disposables to reusable nappies in the day. She's been in little lamb nappies with wraps, they're well stuffed and come up past her belly button, they do appear to limit her movement.
So I'm wondering if either:
The nappies come too high up her abdomen and are squishing her tummy?
As she can't bend in the middle very well, she can't properly cuddle into me in cradle hold?

I've put her back into disposables this evening, and it may be coincidence but she just latched on straight away, fed really well, and is now in a milk coma on my chest.

I will be going to a BF group on Monday but in the mean time does anyone have any ideas why else she might have forgotten how to latch?!
(I'm hoping in going mad and it's a coincidence!)

Thanks in advance!
(Probably crazy!)

Vividmemories Sun 19-May-13 00:18:40

It's not crazy - if her nappy is too tight she might be uncomfortable, might find it hard to fill her tummy too.

NeedlesCuties Sun 19-May-13 15:12:44


I used Bambino Mio and Bummis (not sure on spelling) reuseable nappies on my DD and I noticed when she was around 5 months old that if she had her nappy on too tight and too high up her belly then it negatively effected her ability to to practice sitting up/trying to crawl.

It might be a similar story with your DD.

LikeCandy Sun 19-May-13 18:57:18

Thanks for the replies!
We've had her in disposables all day and she's better but not perfect.
Definitely not as vomity - so I'm wondering if they are too high on her belly. We'll see how we get on smile

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