Re: 4 week old refusing the boob
IMO if more than four hours has passed between feedings and baby refuses the breast do not tough it out. especially if your LO is lethargic due to the jaundice. You can cup feed expressed milk by encouraging your LO to stick out his tongue and lap up the milk. or if you are committed to bottle feeding him, give him just enough of a feed to quite his hunger and then offer the breast. if you offer to nurse him before he is distracted by hunger he might be willing to nurse, so don't let more than two hours pass between feedings.
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