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Baby won't go on breast anymore

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fruityb Sat 03-Sep-16 04:28:42

My little boy is 8days old and up till now has fed very well on breast. He has had about 5 formula bottles for various reasons in that time but has fed very well from me - was back at his birth weight at 5 days old.

The last couple of nights he just won't go on- he plays with it, pushes away from me, takes it for five seconds and is off again. I said I wouldn't beat myself up about it and if breast feeding didn't work for me then so be it. However I am more upset than I thought! I don't feel rejected but it's just that feeling of being needed I suppose. We bought bottles and formula in case and up till now i was fine about moving off breast!

I don't think the fact I've been up since 3 and have one sore right boob is helping lol. Any advice on how to stop breast feeding gratefully received - I tried hand expressing earlier and found it very slow going! I just don't think he's interested in feeding from me but is using me as a comfort - which is fine but it doesn't help either of us get back to sleep!

TallulahTheTiger Sat 03-Sep-16 04:31:07

Have you had any help from la leche league or Breast feeding network? I go to a weekly bf support group and it's been a great help. You can find local group on fb or just google.

TallulahTheTiger Sat 03-Sep-16 04:32:22

Also I swear by lanisohl for nipples- mine were agony initially but this really helps.

fruityb Sat 03-Sep-16 08:05:53

Oh lansinohl is amazing stuff!

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