Re: Please help...don't want to stop BF'ing!
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Teething, or an ear infection or some other illness would be my first suspects here. Can you take her in to the doc and get those things ruled out/in?
The absolute best thing you can do here is to be very, very patient with her, and to cut out the bottles if at all possible. You want your baby to get the message that eating means nursing, and that there are no alternatives to the breast no matter how frustrated she gets or how fussy she acts.
Some things which may help:
- nurse in a dark, quiet room
- sleep in close proximity to baby- she may nurse more easily at night, when she's sleepy
- nurse in a warm, relaxing bath
- try instant reward- before latching baby on, express some milk onto the nipple to remind her why she's bothering to nurse
- review your contraception choices- if you are using hormonal contraception, now might be a good time to try a different method, particularly if you just started a new hormonal method
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