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Old Apr 30th, 2011, 03:10 AM   1
Ohmy4
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Squirming and fussing at breast?


Many of you know my son has been dx Failure to thrive and recently spent some time in the Children's Hospital due to it. He is sloooowly recovering and he will still latch. But we do (medically) have to give him 3 bottles a day of extra calories to help him. I notice right now that when hes catched he squirms, contorts, fusses at my breast. Is it empty? I feel that there is milk in there but he wont nurse for long without getting upset. Is he getting spoiled on the bottle? Is it a growth spurt? (6 weeks old). I dont know whats wrong...he used to sleep with my boob in his mouth all night and his nursing was getting better. This is a major road block...and I dont wanna get him nipple confused. urgh....whats wrong?!



 
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Old Apr 30th, 2011, 04:14 AM   2
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It sounds like he has realised that milk comes out of the bottle with much less effort and is starting to prefer it.As it is a medical need that you have to give bottles I dont know what to suggest,sorry,hope someone else has a better answer for you



 
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Old Apr 30th, 2011, 05:58 AM   3
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i don't know but just wanted to give you a hug x



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Old Apr 30th, 2011, 13:38 PM   4
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I agree with Kerrie24 - he may have noticed that bottles are easier and is getting frustrated with trying harder at the breast. All I could advise is, keep putting him to the breast first and see how he gets on before offering a top up (if he has not feed well)? Does he still feed/feed well at night? Erin has started fussing, but feeds well at night when there is nothing to get her attention and she is sleepy.



 
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Old Apr 30th, 2011, 19:44 PM   5
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Great....another problem to deal with....yeah, hes not wanting to nurse at all at night anymore. Maybe for like 30 seconds. This sucks....Iam damn near close to throwing all the bottles away and making him learn it. But he really does need the extra calories as not to go back into the hospital...



 
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Old Apr 30th, 2011, 21:23 PM   6
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Can you not put the extra calorie formula in your SNS/at breast supplementer? That way he's at the breast but you can definitely see what he's getting.



 
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Old Apr 30th, 2011, 21:47 PM   7
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I would also try the SNS, or give him some formula with cup/syringe so he isnt screaming and then try offering the breast.



 
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Old May 1st, 2011, 00:29 AM   8
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I started nixing the SNS type system because he is noticing the tube and gagging it out. Then he just throws up the BM...so he not only isnt growing, he is wasting it, lol. Im going to go out and buy the actual SNS tho..maybe that will help



 
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Old May 1st, 2011, 15:54 PM   9
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If he's having issues with the SNS tube you might want to look get a Lact_aid instead http://www.lact-aid.com/ as I hear the tube is a bit softer and works better for fussy babies. The customer support is also the inventor so there's that too!



 
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