I had poor after care whilst in hospital after having my daughter by c-section and wasn't given much support with BF which I had wanted and intended to do all along. However with my Mums help we got there and my daughter latched on successfully and suckled but after a few minutes started to scream, going red in the face and crying. I would get stressed and ended up giving her formula from a bottle. However my daughter still goes for my breast, I would love to BF but I ignore her when she looks for my breast as I figure she'll just end up crying and screaming at it again after a few mins and I'll get stressed out again.
Can anyone advise why she screams and gets upset at my boob and should I perhaps give her a chance again when she goes for my breast?
We had a hard time bfing after a c-section too and it really did take a long time (and even some tube feeding) to get him feeding. To be honest, we never really recovered and only bf exclusively for a little while. I'm so sorry that you had such rubbish treatment in hospital. I really think it'd be best for you to talk to someone who knows their stuff...we can give you advice on here but it would probably help you more to talk to a lactation consultant or breastfeeding support worker. I'm assuming you'll have some kind of contact with your health visitor...they should be able to put you in contact with one. I really hope you can get her on the breast and you can both be happy with it too! I think it's probably better to get it sorted sooner rather than later
it's probably because you were still on your first milk. think it takes 3 days for your full milk to form. You've just got to be adamant with her, keep her on the breast because unless she's taking it your body isn't going to produce more. You could try expressing maybe to get your milk going. I'd ask to speak to someone about it, your hospital probably have some kinda breast feeding/ nutritional specialist.
A couple of things. What the other's said could be true- she's just mad the milk hasn't come in yet. One thing you can do until she develops a little patience is express just a wee bit first to get it coming in and then put her to the breast when it's "easy." The other thing is this. My first never screamed at the breast- he would just eat and eat until he was sick. So I was so confused and upset when my daughter started screaming at the breast. She still does. What I have figured out for her is that we are not a good "match" for lack of a better word. She's a snacker- she wants to eat a little bit every 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Well I make a TON of milk. So after she has nursed for maybe 4-5 minutes, she starts screaming. She will latch on, suck-suck, scream, latch, scream and so on. What she wants is to keep suckling for the comfort/bond but she does not want the food that keeps coming- so she gets pissed. I will either give her the binky at these times OR if I know this is one of those times a day where she's not going to eat alot but want to hang out on the boob, I will give her the side that doesn't make as much and then just pump my side that produces like a dairy farm.
Could also be that she's used to the faster flow from the bottle and isn't used to the fact that she has to work harder to get the milk out when she's breastfeeding, and that gets her frustrated. Can you try putting her on your breast when she's not really hungry (half an hour before she's likely to want fed or something) so she's not quite so desperate to get the milk out quickly?
If she's been having lots of bottles, getting her on the breast as much as possible will help to increase your supply x
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