The last couple of days my lo won't feed during the day. She either refuses and cries, or will lightly suck-so lightly I'm pretty sure nothing is coming out. The only time she has a proper feed is twice during the night!! I'm pretty sure the milk is there as when I lightly squeeze my nipple I get spurts coming out, and vie expressed twice today. I've tried to give her milk on a calpol spoon but she just cried. She doesn't have a temp. Her nap pies are wet but not as heavy as usual. Apart from this she seems alert and happy. Help!!!
When I went to my doctor about my baby being very fussy, she suggested that it might be painful reflux if he's refusing to eat at times. She also said it could be treated easily with positioning and medication if necessary. Do you feed with him in a laying position, or more upright? She said that if you hold baby in an upright position, it helps reduce reflux. This didn't end up being my baby's issue because he tended to feed more instead of less when he was fussy, but it sounds like it could be what's going on in your case. Other than this, not really sure what it could be. Hope you get it figured out soon!
maybe a nursing stike...........some babies do that for a while and then go back to feeding as usual.
Just keep on eye on diapers to watch for dehydration............she may be getting enough for now at night to get her thru the day.
Is she distracted and wanting to see everything that is going on? Maybe try laying down in bed with her and feeding. less distractions there.
I would have suggested teething too. My lo won't latch on if his gums are bothering him, as his tongue presses down on his bottom gums. Try using a syringe to get the Calpol into her if you think that's the issue. Do you have an overactive letdown? Babies will refuse the breast if this is the case too.
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