I am new to this...new mom... new-new... I really need some comforting answers.. I have a 2month old baby girl. It started yesterday, she did not want to eat. So maybe she just wasnt hungry yet, but 6hrs later, she still didnt want to eat. So maybe its my breastmilk, I gave her some formula instead and she ate it. Shes been drinking breastmilk since birth, i do not understand what is going on. That day, she had 2 (4oz) bottles of all breastmilk, then for the 3rd feeding of the day, she just did not want it. I am heartbroken, I pump and pump and now ot feels like she does not want it..

Samantha - posted on 11/08/2012 ( 11 moms have responded )

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I smelled and tasted the milk, it does not taste bad, but it does smell a bit sour. Also, she has been drooling a little and making bubbles, and eating her hand. Her eating habits are also changing. She used to drink the whole 4oz in 10mins, now it takes her about 15 or so. Am I just being paranoid? Should I wait it out and see how she will be today?

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Samantha - posted on 11/09/2012

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thank u..thank u.. she got more shots 2day.. shes asleep..doctor said shes in good health.. weight and all... thank u all..i feel much better...

Brittany - posted on 11/09/2012

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I wouldn't be too concerned, I also have a 2 month old breastfed girl - their schedules change all the time at this point, as long as she is content (obviously without the bottle in her mouth she doesn't want ;) she will eat when she's hungry. If however, baby is restless and hungry, but refusing your milk - while showing she is hungry - I'd take her to the Doctor and see how you introduce formula without hurting her little belly. My baby is 2.5 months old and goes 10-12 hrs per night without waking to eat, shes starvvingg when she finally does wake, but slept peacefully without having a full belly. Now a couple weeks ago she was going through a growth spurt and wanted to feed every 2 hours, for a few days. When babies are going through growth spurts you will notice they eat, and sleep more. Babies grow while they sleep.



Good luck! I'm sure all is fine :)

Samantha - posted on 11/09/2012

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thank so much..to all of u.. she is drinking my breast milk now..but...... she is not eating as often as shes suppose to.. shes goes about 4oz every 3-4hrs.. but after lunch time... she doesnt want to eat 6 or even 7hrs later.... shes too young to going through hours without eating.. but when i try to feed her..she just spits it out.. jerks her head back and cry..

Jodi - posted on 11/08/2012

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Samantha, my nephew suddenly went off his mum's breastmilk when she became pregnant again. Is it possible you are pregnant?



The only other thing I can think of is that you have perhaps changed your diet and something isn't agreeing with him. Or maybe he just isn't hungry. They go through ups and downs with their eating habits.



I think before you start dumping your milk, why not make an appointment with a lactation consultant and work towards seeing if there is a solution. Consider keeping a diary of everything you eat during the day and see if there is a common thread between what you are eating and your baby's rejection of your breastmilk. Don't give up totally yet, you just need to get to the bottom of it.

Gwen - posted on 11/08/2012

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Keep trying the breastmilk. A baby's eating habits change constantly. When they are in a growth spurt, it seems like they want to eat every 10 minutes. Other times, they don't seem very hungry at all. Like someone else said, maybe you ate something that gave your milk a flavor she didn't care for. Maybe she just wasn't hungry yet....it's hard to tell. Don't overreact or freak out, just keep offering the breastmilk.

Samantha - posted on 11/08/2012

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Is it possible for her to just suddenly dislike my breast milk? What should I do now? Start dumping my milk and just give her formula?

Holly - posted on 11/08/2012

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i think that should be fine, i am just wondering if maybe something you ate changed your milk taste. but maybe now that you introduced formula, she might like the taste of that more.

Samantha - posted on 11/08/2012

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I pump every 4 hours, I get almost 3oz every pump both breast combined. I combined the milk I pumped from 8am and 12noon in the fridge to give her the 4oz for her 3pm feed, am I not suppose to do that? That's how I've been doing it.. and this is the first time she rejected it.

Holly - posted on 11/08/2012

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if you've eaten something strange, it may make it taste different for her...

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