My 3 week old won't drink my milk

Ali - posted on 01/19/2015 ( 12 moms have responded )




I have been to the doctors but no help at all when I say my 3 week old son won't drink my milk! He just doesn't suck! As simple as that. And the people saying I'm a troll Some of my children have anger problems nd some have autism so please stop.


Michelle - posted on 01/21/2015




Surely after 8 children you would know what to do, let alone being a nurse.


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Christine - posted on 01/21/2015




My neighbor had this problem, she needed to use nipple shields because she has flat nipples.. I would call La Leche League and they should be able to give you advice, or send someone to help you. Good luck, I'm sure you are tired and getting in the hang of motherhood I really feel for you...

Raye - posted on 01/20/2015




Ali, If you are a real mother and your children are all having these issues, you need family therapy. That won't help your 3wk old eat, so you need to talk to your pediatrician about that. You obviously have bigger problems than random people on a public forum can assist you with.

Deb - posted on 01/20/2015




Ali, maybe you are eating something that makes your milk taste differently and the baby doesn't like it. I had all sorts of problems with breast feeding, including bleeding nibbles when my son began to get teeth. It hurt so much, I would tense up and then my milk wouldn't flow, so he'd chomp down harder to get the milk to come out....OMG! It was so awful. Poor little baby got pink milk most of the time, and finally he just gave up and stopped nursing altogether. He weaned over to a cup quickly and easily. I had to be very careful of course...a "sippy" cup worked perfectly and he only got little swallows at a time so he didn't aspirate. I was so sad I couldn't breast feed longer, but it was what it was, and I could still cuddle him while he 'ate'.

Jodi - posted on 01/19/2015




They wouldn't have allowed the baby out of the hospital unless it was feeding. End of story. My daughter was born without being able to suck and she remained in the special care unit until she could and had clearly established feeding habits. Until then, she needed to be tube fed. So I do question why a doctor is not doing anything.

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