I have a 6 week old , I have tried to put him to the breast and every time I do this he screams. I have been pumping any ideas on getting him to nurse?

Bettina - posted on 02/22/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My baby nursed for two days and then stopped he screams when I put him on my breast and suggestions he is 6 week old.

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Shauna - posted on 02/26/2012

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Have you tried different positions to hold him? Sometimes that makes a huge difference. Football hold, cradle, cross-cradle, lying down... One gal in one of these forums said her child nursed best when not belly-facing-mommy, which is unusual, but if it works it's great. So maybe mess with other positions, and perhaps even start with a little bit of a bottle of expressed milk if he's taking it and then transition to the breast so it's less urgent that he latch correctly quickly.

Celeste - posted on 02/24/2012

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Another thought...When he was nursing for 2 days, did you give him bottles at all?

HANNAH - posted on 02/24/2012

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Mine two i tried for 3 weeks he lost so much weiht and he gets super mad when i trie and breast feed him. If u want to put the time into pumping it will help immensley . Trie not to eel upset about giving him a bottle. I cried the first time i pumped and gave my son a bottle but hes so happy and content now . Good luck

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