My baby doesn't like me

Jessica - posted on 11/02/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )




I just don't get it. KTM is just shy of 13 weeks and VERY tempermental. I've tried so hard to make the right decisions for our family. Exclusively breastfeed, routine check ups, the works. I've watched my diet closely and adjusted to make it easy for his digestive system, and still he screams for hours on end for seemingly no reason. We've talked to our pediatrician, and from what he's observed, he's just a really tempermental baby. It just doesn't seem fair. Sometimes he'd rather go hungry than let me feed him, yet for some reason he'll let my husband rock him to sleep


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Michelle - posted on 11/03/2014




There's no way your baby doesn't "like" you.
The main reason they settle for others and not Mum is because they can smell your breastmilk and that can make them unsettled. When someone else holds them they don't smell like you and they can stop thinking about your smell.
Sometimes when babies have gas it seems like they want to feed but then fuss a lot. Make sure he doesn't have any gas when he is being unsettled.

Chet - posted on 11/02/2014




Don't take this personally. Some babies are high needs, colicky, temperamental, etc. That doesn't mean your baby isn't bonding with you. Even though it can feel that way sometimes!

Sometimes babies don't want to nurse. That doesn't mean your baby would rather go hungry.

You're clearly working very hard at being a good mom. Three month old babies don't really show gratitude, that's all. :-)

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