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he has stopped breast feeding

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Sonns Tue 16-Aug-05 21:39:38

My wee boy is 13 weeks andwas getting a bottle in the evenings. These past 2 days, during the day, he will not feed from me, only from the bottle, but he stills feeds from me during the night. How do I encourage him to feed from me again during the day?

kama Tue 16-Aug-05 21:40:15

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Sonns Tue 16-Aug-05 21:40:55

but hes starving and crying

hunkermunker Tue 16-Aug-05 21:41:45

Can you give him a little bit from the bottle, just so he's not starving or really upset, then offer breast?

kama Tue 16-Aug-05 21:43:34

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Sonns Tue 16-Aug-05 21:44:08

I tried that today and hetook the breast for about 3 minutes, and then wanted the bottle again.

Socci Tue 16-Aug-05 21:44:54

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Sonns Tue 16-Aug-05 21:45:45

When he initially wakes up is the only take he feeds from me but if hes awake and hungry he wont

Sonns Tue 16-Aug-05 21:47:30

Socci, Imnot sure he would feed any more - hes a big boy, feeding every 1 to 1.5 hours and on 1 solid meal a day

hunkermunker Tue 16-Aug-05 21:49:35

Are you giving formula or EBM in the bottle?

Babies often will take formula even if they're full of breastmilk. I would just offer the breast, not even an evening bottle, and see how it goes for a couple of days. Try feeding him skin to skin (him in a nappy, you with your top half naked - appreciate this will only work at home!), lying down, etc.

Socci Tue 16-Aug-05 21:49:52

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Socci Tue 16-Aug-05 21:53:03

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