Re: Still Seems Hungry after 10 Min Feed but wont latch back
Welcome to the forum! 10 minutes is on the rapid end of the spectrum of feeding times for a 3 week-old baby, and that makes me wonder if you might not have a fast letdown of milk. Do you ever observe any of the following:
- baby coughs, chokes, gags, splutters, or makes a "click" or "cluck" noise while nursing
- baby comes off the breast frequently during a feeding
- if baby pulls off the breast during a letdown, you may see milk squirting or streaming from the nipple
- baby may "clamp down" on the nipple while feeding
- baby may spit up large amounts after nursing
Fast letdowns usually stem from oversupply, so in addition to the list above, do you ever see any of these:
- frequent feelings of engorgement or fullness
- ability to pump multiple oz of milk with ease
- lots of leaking
The reason I'm asking all of these questions is that with a young baby, a fast letdown is probably the most common explanation for a baby a) feeding quickly and b) refusing to go back onto the breast when his hunger is satiated. If this is the case, I urge you to avoid the pump for now, because that's a good way to maintain or increase a problematic oversupply.
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