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Breast feeding fights.

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Asklaw Tue 09-Jun-09 14:42:58

My DS is 8 weeks old this week. In the last week or so he has started to feed nicely then about 5 minutes or so into the feed he will pull off and scream and not settle back to the breast. it happens mostly in the evening feeds but it is becoming a bit of a fight and quite stressful as then I worry he is still hungry but too angry to feed. I know there is milk there as I can see it in his mouth and my nipple. is it wind making him do this? Someone said it may be the 'hosepipe' effect. Any clues as to what I can do?

tiktok Tue 09-Jun-09 15:01:04

'Firehose' effect, yes? When the let down overwhelms him?

TortillaDeMaiz Tue 09-Jun-09 18:53:11

let him come off the breast and try to latch him back after the let down has slowed down. Always have a towel or muslin cloth nearby, or you would end up spraying milk all over the place.

bellygot2go Tue 09-Jun-09 19:04:56

DS 12weeks started doing this about the same age. I found winding him normally helped as milk flow too fast for him caused more wind.

Darwina Tue 09-Jun-09 21:13:06

You could try hand expressing some of the foremilk, for just a minute or so, down the sink, then the flow may slow down. I think this used to happen with my dc1 when he had growth spurts, as my milk supply took a few days to react and get the quantities right again.
What a mare, as it's the evening feed that will help him sleep for longer. Good luck - I don't think that this problem lasted long for me, but remember it reoccurring.

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