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breastfeeding a grumbling baby

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littleredmonkey Tue 13-Nov-12 11:11:57

Ladies need some advise. Ds is five weeks and has started grumbling after the initial fast flow has stopped. If he comes off the boob he struggles to latch back on and mist times he can't. I change positions. I stay still and let him find his own path. I have given him extra windings. I have tried everything. It seems that he is too lazy to want to work for it or am I doing something g wrong.

QTPie Tue 13-Nov-12 12:24:35


Best thing is to find a breastfeeding councillor in your area: try HV, La Leche League and NCT (don't think that you need to be a member for the later). Best thing is for someone to look at you feeding and offer advice/help - difficult to do on a forum.

Good luck.

yorks05 Tue 13-Nov-12 22:03:07

You could also post in Feed the World/ breast/bottle feeding. Lots of great advice on there.

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 14-Nov-12 21:21:20

little agree that you need to speak to a BFC, have you phoned one of the helplines yet? If not, try googling National Breastfeeding Helpline, the number should just come up. If you google La Leche League UK, you should get information on any groups near to you and there s a national helpline too.

Are there any Bfing Support groups in your area hat you could go to?

If you do meet a BFC, ask them to check for tongue tie while you are there.

Agree to that posting in the breast and bottle section should give you a few more responsessmile

neontetra Wed 14-Nov-12 21:34:25

How long has this been happening? They do seem to go through phases - little nursing strikes, days when they only want to snack etc. The length of time babies feed for does (from my very limited experience and research) seem to vary hugely, as well. Is he still having the correct number of wet and dirty nappies? Weight gain ok? If so no need to panic. I agree that getting professional advice could help - maybe there is a bf cafe you could go to at your local children's centre? Or what others have suggested. One more thing, just from personal experience - check baby's mouth for thrush (white spots in mouth). This caused my dd to feed as you describe. It was easily treated by Dr. Good luck!

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