feel like a failure =(((((

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  1. smatheson

    smatheson Well-Known Member

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    So for some reason today nathan has been refusing to breast feed:cry: I had to pump and bottle feed him because he would scream his head off whenever I would put him up to the boob. I started taking fenugreek yesterday do you think that could be it? I didnt think it could be cause he drinks the expressed milk perfectly fine. Anyone have any input? I feel like a failure cause I had to bottle feed. I love breast feeding but if he doesnt like breastfeeding then I have no choice. I will have to pump to give him the breast milk:cry:
     
  2. newmommy23

    newmommy23 Mommy to Mollymaia

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    keep trying hun! he could be teething, or just upset. Reflux could also cause this, but just keep putting him to your breast, I know it's frustrating but hang in there!
     
  3. vaileasmama

    vaileasmama Well-Known Member

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    mine has been doing this today, but onlly on one side... i was wondering if she maybe had water trapped in her ear from her bath... is that poss for ur lo?
     
  4. StaceyPreedy

    StaceyPreedy Well-Known Member

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    Could be alot of things but keep at it, try not to bottle feed, i did this with my first because the minute the same thing you described started it ruined bf completely and i had to give up as she got too used to the bottle and my supply went out the window. This time it started with my second daughter i carried on trying (millions of tears and stress later) and its passed. Sometimes they fuss due to growth spurts, sometimes a bit of wind, could be anything, just keep winding and keep trying her on the breast. Eventually i found Robyn settled down and fed properly. Sometimes as well, if you express a little and then try her again sometimes that works.
     
  5. captainj1

    captainj1 Mum of two

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    My LO did this yesterday, his teething was the problem. He still isn't quite himself but has fed much better today so stick with it. I know how you feel though, I was so upset yesterday, felt rejected and was worried it was the end of BFing.
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