I think they confuse babys inability to latch onto the breast as a sign of baby disliking their milk. What a shame they didn't get advice before judging so quickly that baby hates breastmilk.
Most babys only appear to hate the breast because of an underlying problem such as failing to latch properly, or when the mothers letdown reflex is too fast or too slow, both of these things can make a baby fuss at the breast at first.
Also when baby has wind or is trying to do a poop and drink at the same time, they may squirm a bit at the breast like my lo does sometimes
And finally I think some mothers don't like breastfeeding but say it's the baby that didn't like it lol x
I also hate it when mums say 'Breastfeeding isn't for me'
Yup, but breastfeeding is for your baby! Parenting isnt always what you'd hoped it would be or as easy as it seems from the outside but you do it is anyway.
K I better stop or this thread will get locked
I'd probably get shot down in other part of the forum but I find 99% of peoples excuses and justifications ridiculous.
I know a lot of them are due to lack of support, wrong information etc but this is not how it should be.
There are people on this forum who have gone through so much pain (weeks on end) to breast feed when others have given up after less than 24 hours because it was too painful or they couldn't do it.
It's a skill that has to be learned, you'd never start a new hobby, say skiing and then expect to be as good as a professional who's spent years of hard work and dedication within 24 hours would you? Wouldn't your body ache from using the new muscles? But if you wanted to do it you push past it.
And that's just it, people are not dedicated enough.
There are however some women who truly can't breastfeed and to them.
Thing is though I can kind of understand this, even though until recently I wouldn't have understood at all. I'm a massive breastfeeding advocate. I breastfed my daughter until she self weaned. I was still feeding her when I was pregnant and I'd happily have tandem fed both of them. I love being able to BF again with Tommy and would love to BF until he self weans but he has dreadful colic/silent reflux and is in a lot of pain a lot of the time. I have cut loads of stuff from my diet, all dairy being the biggest change, but he is still ill. During his colic/reflux fits it has gone through my head that my milk is causing him pain and maybe I should stop BFing him. I never thought I'd even contemplate giving formula but I have to say I do feel like my breastmilk is not the best thing for him when I see him screaming in pain for hours on end, maybe me being irrational but it does go through my head. I am persevering and changing my diet more and more to try and cut out different things it could be. He is on gaviscon at the moment and hopefully will go onto rantidine at his docs appointment this week but I can actually see that to people to whom breastfeeding isn't such a way of life they could easily think their babies don't like their milk and give up.
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