Breastfeeding

Stefanie - posted on 02/16/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My 6 month old recently started having problems eating after months of being a great eater. He will latch on then pull off arch his back and cry about 4-5 times before my milk lets down. Once this happens he eats fine. After about 5 minutes he starts doing it again. So I will switch sides thinking he is done then he does the same thing on the other side. If I stop him from eating he cries like he is still hungry. I don't know what's going on! He recently started solids also. But all this pulling off and wiggling around has made my nipples sore. Any suggestions?

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Liz - posted on 02/16/2013

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Sounds like he might be teething. Or just going through a stubborn phase. Is there any way you could stimulate letdown before he latches on? This might prevent him from trying to rip your nipples off :)

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