Why has my 16 week BF baby started shouting at me when being fed?
Asthe title says my LO has started shouting at me while being fed. She constantly sucks on her hands and roots so I feed her practically every hour. It's not every feed but is becoming more frequent and is making me not want to go out just incase I have to feed her she will pull off the boob and shout so I'll wind her or rub her belly just incase she has pains but she'll root to go back on and then after a few sucks scream again. Ive just been doing her 'wind down' routine for bed and her last feed but she just gets worked up and shouts. If I don't feed her thinking shes full she shouts! What I am doing wrong? She doesnt bring up huge amounts of milk so it cant be reflux can it? After 4 months I still feel like it's got no easier and I'm doing something wrong by just feeding my baby - help.
My Isabelle used to do this too. I think she had worked out by then how breastfeeding works, and she was getting frustrated because the milk didn't let down as quickly as she wanted it to. I just kept putting her back on the same breast until it let down, and then she got a bit happier.
At 4 months, Isabelle was quite vocal in general and used to shout a LOT, she only really calmed down at 5.5 months. I think it's a developmental thing.
Also - try not to get agitated while she is feeding as it will mean your milk lets down even slower. If Isabelle is fussy on the breast I try and think of 'labour thoughts' - the golden thread, the hot air balloon... lol.
Why doesn't this BF get any easier??? It probably is the letdown thing but how do you deal with that and feeding outside of the house? There's no way I can feed her anywhere being so noisy - it would drive me mad! I'm sat here with a headache now she has finally gone to sleep! Lol!
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