Losing faith in breast feeding.

Brittany - posted on 02/28/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My son will be 8 weeks on Wednesday and for what seems like a week he keeps having these extremely fussy times when it comes to feeding. He's been passing gas a lot today and some yesterday, but he doesn't seem to be bloated or anything. He didn't poo at all today (well very small amounts a couple of times), I feel like he's to young to be worrying about teeth, and he seems completely fine until it comes time to lay him on his side to feed him. It happens at least one in the morning and once in the evening. I don't know what to do! I try massage for his belly and cycling (just in case it's gas), I've tried to swaddle him to make him more comfortable, I've tried to steadily tap his back while he eats to try to distract him, I've tried talking to him, and I've tried pumping in case it was a to fast/slow milk let down. Is this something I should talk to a lactation person about or a doctor? I'm getting to a point that I'm afraid to feed him because I don't know if he's going to completely freak out or not. I'm almost on the verge of tears when my son has a melt down and I just don't know what to do!

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Chasity - posted on 10/05/2011

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Don't give up I had the same problem. It passes. Use a sling, feed often. It gets better!

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Lauren - posted on 01/25/2012

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I couldn't eat a lot of spicy things or cabbage they made my son's tummy gassy. You might try keeping him in more of an up right position. I know it sucks at first but you will be glad you did it in the end.

Amanda - posted on 03/08/2011

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Don't give up!
It's possible that he might just be sensitive to something you are eating. Try eliminating dairy or gluten from your diet and see if things improve.
Also, I know my little guys acts like that when he is extremely tired. He will act like he wants to nurse, take a couple of sucks, then start screaming. I usually just hold a pacifier in his mouth (he usually tries to spit it out when he is in one of his moods) and dance/bounce around with him until he calms down.
You could also try offering a bottle of BM. My little guy can also get super fussy if I'm not as full as he would like.
Hang in there! And please let me know how everything works out!

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