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Help! Need bf advice. DD2 (11 wks old) is becoming more fussy at the breast. Am I doing something wrong?

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HeinzSight Tue 27-Oct-09 16:14:12

She's particularly bad in the evenings.

I took her to see a gp last wk and he said it looked like she had an ear infection, she's been on anti biotics since Thursday and there's been no improvement in her fussiness.

I took her to my Osteopath this morning and he manipulated her skull, he showed me where the skull plates were tighter on one side. I'm taking her back next wk.

I've been having to take her out for drives in the car to settle her at night as bfeeding doesn't seem to work sad

It's like she's really hungry but is refusing to latch on, or latches on for a short while then gets upset and pulls off.

What can I do that'll help?

It's so upsetting seeing her get distressed sad

HeinzSight Tue 27-Oct-09 16:24:24


Bramshott Tue 27-Oct-09 16:37:55

Maybe she is ready to go to bed in the evenings rather than staying up and feeding? I seem to remember DD2 doing something similar at about 3 months - being unsettled but not really wanting feeding, which is when we started a bedtime routine.

HeinzSight Tue 27-Oct-09 16:46:06

Hmm, didn't think of that. She had a REALLY fussy 'session' about an hour ago, couldn't do anything for her, rocking her, dummy, trying to feed her. In the end, I walked her into the kitched and latched her on whilst standing up and rocking her at the same time. Almost immediately her eyes started rolling and she's been asleep since. Only prob is, it takes for the dryer to be left on to keep her asleep!!! Argh!!!!!!!!

HeinzSight Tue 27-Oct-09 17:25:34


pania Tue 27-Oct-09 18:44:46

Ds2, who is 4mo, is like this in the evenings at the moment and I remember ds1 being the same as a young baby. Actually ds1 always used to have his "unhappy hour" right at dinnertime..ds2 is more considerate and waits until a bit later.

For my ds, it seems to be just tiredness at the end of the day. I just hold him and breastfeed him, or rock him, to sleep.

cleanandclothed Tue 27-Oct-09 18:47:23

Have you tried white noise? Radio static or a hairdryer worked a treat for my DS when he was getting in a bit of a feeding tizzy.

cleanandclothed Tue 27-Oct-09 18:49:44

Reading your earlier post it seems like white noise does help? You can download tracks from the internet and putt them on a CD. We had an hours worth of hairdryer noise and I used to lie in bed and feed ds with it on in the evenings. He grew out of it at about 6 months and now likes music!

forevermore Wed 28-Oct-09 03:42:06

I could have written this OP. DD2 (9. Weeks) does exact same. It can take up to 3 hours for her to eventually fall asleep during which she latches pulls unlatches or sucks a little. We stand and feed for two min then walk then lie down jig around all sorts but nothing. Recently noticed a bath calms her the most. So forced us into a bedtime routine which I wasn't keen on so soon but hey.

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