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June 30th, 2011, 09:53 AM
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Help! Rowan has gone on total boob strike since yesterday. He typically nurses no problem. The last few weeks he's eaten for less amount of time but he still latches just fine and eats til he seems full, then sort of rolls over looking all happy.

Yesterday, I went to nurse him and he started crying as soon as I put him even in the nursing position. I offered him the boob and he went to latch but immediately came off before he even closed his mouth. For the rest of the day, it was like that. He wouldn't even try, just would cry and cry. I ended up pumping and giving it to him (and he ate just fine).

I was hoping it was just a temporary thing but this morning? Same exact thing. I got him up out of the crib and sat down to feed him and he started screaming bloody murder. I tried for 30 minutes, different positions, lying down, sitting in the glider, soothing him, singing to him, you name it, nothing. Ended up having to pump again.

Any ideas???
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June 30th, 2011, 09:58 AM
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Max has had a few stints like this, too. Eventually, he'll go back to nursing like a pro. I would just keep offering and wait it out Either keep pumping and feeding him a bottle, or if it's comfortable for you, just keep offering the breast. Eventually, he'll get hungry and take it. Whatever feels better to you
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June 30th, 2011, 09:59 AM
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Max has had a few stints like this, too. Eventually, he'll go back to nursing like a pro. I would just keep offering and wait it out Either keep pumping and feeding him a bottle, or if it's comfortable for you, just keep offering the breast. Eventually, he'll get hungry and take it. Whatever feels better to you
So did you offer him the breast and if he didn't take it, give him a bottle? How long did it take? I'm so frustrated!
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June 30th, 2011, 10:02 AM
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Nope, I fed him his regular solid food meals at regular times, but wouldn't give him a bottle. If he didn't want to nurse, he got nothing between meals. By bedtime, he would nurse, and he would nurse at night. For a few days during the day, it was the same thing. Eventually, though, it got better and now he's back to nurse during the day.
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June 30th, 2011, 11:04 AM
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Evan has cried at my boob before eating the way that you describe, but I have never had it happen for any more than maybe 12 hours. When he has been like this, I am usually able to get him to nurse by changing things up--position, lighting, noises, etc. But sometimes nothing I do will get him to want to nurse and we wait it out. When he was younger and he would do this, I would nurse him while walking around, but I don't mess with that method anymore. . I hope he starts eating again for you soon.
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June 30th, 2011, 11:14 AM
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I believe my pediatrician said that when they have a cold or congestion that it is more difficult to nurse than drink a bottle, could it be that?
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June 30th, 2011, 12:21 PM
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Any chance for ear infection? Teresa wasn't nursing well before I took her in. I've had to nurse her while she's in a seated position a couple of times since I don't have my pump with me.
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June 30th, 2011, 03:22 PM
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I thought about the cold idea and tried suctioning out his nose last night but didn't get anything. He hasn't sounded snuffly. I guess I'd think if he had an ear infection he'd be more fussy all around? He only seems to act like this when I try to nurse him. I really am stymied. I tried again this afternoon and again, as soon as I just put him into the nursing position, he started crying and wouldn't even try to take the boob. It's just so weird.

I'll try the nursing sitting up thing. I wonder if that will work. Wish I could do the carrying him around nursing as well but at 20 pounds, this little chunk is too heavy for me!
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June 30th, 2011, 07:30 PM
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Do you have a baby carrier? You could nurse him in that!
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June 30th, 2011, 08:57 PM
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Do you have a baby carrier? You could nurse him in that!
That is a great idea!!! I'll totally try that in the morning.
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July 1st, 2011, 03:53 PM
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Hope the carrier/walking helped or it was just a quick passing phase.
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July 1st, 2011, 04:45 PM
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How is it going today?
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July 1st, 2011, 08:02 PM
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Nope, today was the same. I got one quick attempt at a suck this a.m. then right back to the wailing.

I just don't get this.

And, I'm on day 3 of this and feel like I'm getting a clogged duct.
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July 4th, 2011, 10:56 AM
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day #7.

I gave up and called the lactation consultant at the hospital where I delivered. Hopefully they will call me back soon but I'm guessing they were off for the holiday?

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July 4th, 2011, 04:09 PM
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I don't have any good advice just ((HUGS)) and I hope he gets back to nursing super soon!
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July 4th, 2011, 04:36 PM
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Huge Hugs!!! I am sorry you are dealing with this, I hope the lac con. can help you tomorrow!
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July 6th, 2011, 07:10 PM
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I talked to the lactation consultant and she basically just said to keep doing everything I am doing. Try to make it a non-stressful time when he is lying next to me; don't make it a battle; lots of skin to skin time; keep offering him the breast even if he doesn't take it.

He's gotten slowly better in that he doesn't start screaming and crying when he is lying down next to me facing the breast anymore and even has snuggled up against me again

Today was the closest I've gotten to having him nurse-he actually rooted a little then opened his mouth and I thought he was going to nurse. But then, he BIT DOWN super hard. I just about screamed. I had to really stop myself since I'm trying so hard not to scare him, right? So I tried to calmly take him off then and encourage him to actually nurse. He took the breast again-and BIT down again! AUGHHHHHHHHHH. I almost cried.

So, we're making progress (?) but still no nursing.

The lactation consultant said that her daughter did the same thing, and it took 3 weeks to get her over it, but that she is now 2.5 years old and still nursing (and went on strike around 10 months of age). I'm cautiously hopeful.

Just scared of those teeth though!
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July 6th, 2011, 07:15 PM
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OUCH!!! I hope he gets back to boobie feeding soon!
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