Re: Weird new issues w baby at feeds, super confused&freaked
Fussiness at the breast is one of those things that is really tough to explain. Only the baby really knows why she's doing it, and she's not going to tell you. But here are some possible explanations:
- She's feeling a little under the weather from the vaccinations. That's a normal and quite common reaction. It's not autism, please don't worry about that! The autism-vaccine connection has been roundly and repeatedly disproven. So don't let the paranoia eat at you.
- She's under the weather due to something else- a cold, an ear infection, a tummy bug.
- She's going through a stage.
- She's trying to stimulate her preferred milk flow- either slow it down if it's too fast or speed it up if it's too slow.
- She's done eating, and you're trying to get her to feed when she's just not interested.
Do you happen to have a lot of milk? Maybe you feel full or engorged fairly often, your baby often coughs/gags/splutters/clicks when nursing?
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