Refusing my Breast milk

Suvitha - posted on 08/23/2013 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Hi Movies, my son is 3.5 months old and refusing to have my Breast milk. When ever he is hungry I latch him but he refuses it and cries a lot. Please help I'm upset...

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Kiki - posted on 08/26/2013

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Hold on please and be patient. How long does he refuse to drink? does he drink anything else? Maybe he is tired or ill.

Amy - posted on 08/24/2013

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I'm sure this must be very frustrating. My son went through a nursing strike around this age due to a sore throat. It lasted 3 or 4 days.

I think a little more info would be helpful. Does the baby get bottles as well? Have you started a new medication recently ( some birth control can effect supply)? How long has it been happening? Any recent vaccines like Rotavirus? Try lots of skin to skin contact, keep offering the breast first at each feeding and just be patient. If you do bottles a lot consider cutting back as many babies may prefer a bottle if offered too often. Here is a helpful like about nursing strikes. Keep up the good work!

http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/child/ba...

Celeste - posted on 08/23/2013

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Have you been offering bottles? He's not nursing at all? In the mean time, try doing skin to skin with him and keep trying.

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