Re: 4 month old- help
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4 month old babies are notoriously fussy. In fact, there are widely used terms for some of the behaviors that are classic of 4 month olds, including "the 4 month fussies" and "the 4 month sleep regression". Babies this age are beginning to teethe and they are mastering all sorts of new, exciting, and frustrating developmental milestones, both things which can make them hard to nurse.
The best thing a mom can do when her baby is acting like this is to continue to offer the breast in a low-key way. If you offer and baby fusses for a bit but then takes it, that's okay. If the baby really throws a fit and refuses to nurse, just wrap that breast up and offer it again later. Don't get into pumping and bottles unless the baby absolutely will not nurse, and is in danger of dehydrating because she is refusing to eat. Try offering in a dark room, in case your baby is getting distracted from nursing by the interesting world around her. Try nursing in the bath and in bed- relaxed, sleepy babies often nurse better.
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