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Help please ...dd is crying all the time.

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comewhinewithme Fri 30-Oct-09 13:24:01

She is 23 weeks today and has always been a good breastfeeder.

For the past couple of weeks she has been miserable and is always pulling off the breast and putting herself back on.
The only good feed she really has is first thing and last thing at night.

Everyone is starting to notice how much she cries ahe does stop when I pick her up but this is not possible all the time I have 5 other dc and my dp is at work full time.

She has never been a clingy baby up until now and my Mum has been down today with her pearls of wisdom according to her I am not filling her up and should give her food hmm. She also told me I was spoiling her by picking her up.

I feel a bit sad and am starting to feel my milk is not satisfying her I really can't cope atm I can't even have a quick bath or any food please help.

belgo Fri 30-Oct-09 13:27:25

Have you looked in her mouth? For signs of teething, ulcers, thrush, anything that could make breastfeeding painful for her?

belgo Fri 30-Oct-09 13:30:09

Can your mum take the children for a couple of hours to give you a break?

comewhinewithme Fri 30-Oct-09 13:30:57

No thrush or anything abnormal in her mouth.
She is chewing her fists a lot but no drooling or red cheeks.

It just seems to be constant until she falls into an exahausted sleep (complete with little sobs ) or I constantly hold her.

comewhinewithme Fri 30-Oct-09 13:32:03

My mum would poo her pants if I asked her to look after the dc.

I once left dd1 with her and she rang me to come get her.

comewhinewithme Fri 30-Oct-09 13:33:03

My brother is here so I am going to jump in bath while he watches her so not ignoring anyone .

belgo Fri 30-Oct-09 13:36:00

If it's only started to happen recently then the chances are it will get better and she will go beck to normal. She may be going through a growth spurt and needing more milk then usual and feeding lots to stimulate your supply.

You have done very well to exclusively breastfeed her until now. It's not long until she is 26 weeks and you can start weaning her onto solids.

belgo Fri 30-Oct-09 13:36:44

smile I think it would help if you got a chance to have time to yourself.

comewhinewithme Fri 30-Oct-09 14:39:31

Thankyou Belgo.She seems a bit more settled now it always happens when I panic post on MN.

It probably is her teeth my sleep deprived brain didn't think of that.

She has just had a good feed and is happily playing on her playmat just hope it lasts for a while grin.

belgo Fri 30-Oct-09 15:53:08

Glad you're feeling a lot better. We all have these moments when we feel like we can't cope, and it doesn't help if your mum can't babysit but does give unhelpful advice that only makes you feel worse.

Hulla Fri 30-Oct-09 16:40:15

CWWM, my dd cries a lot around growth spurts & teething, it goes as fast as it comes (though I am sure you know all this if you have 5 other dc). I hope it gets better for you soon!

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