My baby refusing to take my breast from last Friday

Prami - posted on 01/12/2014 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Hi everyone, my baby is 10 weeks old and he was breastfeeding fine upto last Friday but from Friday he is pulling off from my breast after 2 to 3 mins. When I try to attach him again he cries a lot and he never take the breast. So I ended up with expressing and feed him via bottle. Is it normal? Anyone else experienced it? Suggestions please

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Chava - posted on 01/12/2014

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Btw have you noticed there is a breastfeeding group on this site - try posting your problem there- maybe they will help!

Chava - posted on 01/12/2014

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It's okay you'll get through this! It's been a while since I breast des but I remember having episodes like that. Try to get help from a lactation consultant if you can. Maybe check with the pediatrician. And in meantime expressing and giving with the bottle is perfectly fine nutritionally.

Prami - posted on 01/12/2014

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But when I offer my breast he takes and attaches fine and nurses for 2 to 3 mins after that he refuses. Is it ok to express and bottle feed?? Does baby gets all the nutrients and antibodies from the milk if I feed immediately after expressing ?? Because I am very much disturbed due to this

Chava - posted on 01/12/2014

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Maybe you ate something that disagreed with the baby? Cabbage is notorious for this for example. Maybe your local hospital has a lactation consultant? The one at the hospital where I gave birth was very helpful. Also it could be that u switched shampoo or soap or laundry detergent-some scent that may be bothering the baby? Also you could consult with La Leche League near you. It will work out! (And if for some reason it doesn't and you have to stop nursing it's ok-you did your best!)

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