Please Help So Frustrating

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MommyMeg07 - March 1

My daughter will be two weeks old tomorrow. We've been br___tfeeding exclusively since she was born, and she's really done great altogether. Last week she went through two days where she wouldn't latch on, she'd just play with my nipple in her mouth, and she'd pull away and SCREAM. I'd try for an hour to get her to eat. Then she got over it and ate really well for another week or so. Now today, she's started it again. It's so frustrating because I know she needs to eat! She'll get tiny bits of milk just from moving her mouth around on my nipple, but sometimes when she pulls away, I'll see that she's been holding this resevoir of milk in her mouth and she spits it all out. I've been trying to listen to her stomach today, and it has been making a lot of noise, so maybe she has a belly ache? What are these phases she goes through? I don't want to have to quit br___tfeeding!! I'm hoping that this is common... have any of you been through it? Thanks so much....

 

sahmof3 - March 1

Maybe your milk's adjusting and you are having a faster, more forceful flow some days. That happened to me with my younger two kids, but mine would just gag and sputter and spit it out lol, but maybe your dd's saving it up in her mouth and then the big "gulp" when it all finally has to go down hurts? I can't say for sure, but if that's it, it should go away again... like it did before, as your milk adjusts... and probably by about 6-8 weeks there won't be a problem (if that's the problem, that is) because she'll be more efficient at sucking and swallowing and your milk will be more regulated. gl!!

 

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