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baby rejecting left breast - any ideas why?

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helpivegottogivebirth Wed 09-Sep-09 19:26:49

My 13 wk, exclusively bf baby has completely gone off the left hand breast.

She has done this before but it only lasted an afternoon/evening and even then she didn't fight me.

now she clearly does not want to drink from the left, though will happily latch onto the right.

I wear no deoderant so it can't be that (nice I know!), I haven't changed my diet or my soap.

It started yesterday. So this morning I expressed it and fed her with a bottle (which I've only ever done a couple of times before, ages ago). I held her in my left elbow crook. Do you think this may exacerbate why she is now refusing to latch on?

Should I just wait until she is really hungry then offer it to her?

Any suggestioms/ideas welcomed.


wellbalanced Wed 09-Sep-09 20:49:20

My bubs was abit younger when went off my left side so may have been easier to 'con'!! But i held him under arm-rugby ball or lied down then he just took to feeding 'normally' again..

Sorry not much help if you've tried that.

EmmaLouise1982 Wed 09-Sep-09 21:00:03

My baby does that - he used to much prefer the left, but he's switched now! I just tend to offer the least favoured one first at every feed. x

EmmaLouise1982 Wed 09-Sep-09 21:00:41

Or squueze a bit of milk onto the nipple so they get a taste straight away x

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