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    Default Latching on and off

    Help, my son keeps latching on and off, repeatedly? It is starting to hurt. Wht should I do?

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    when my LO does that it's a sure sign she's gotta burp.

    ~*Allee*~

    Damon 8/5/99 Heaven 7/24/01 Jasmine 7/20/07

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    Default Re: Latching on and off

    How old is your baby? Are there any distractions in the room (i.e. TV, siblings, radio, etc)? I hate the pop-on-pop-off, take some skin with you. My DD is so interested in what is going on around her now, that I really need peace and quiet for her to get a good feed.

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    Default Re: Latching on and off

    he is 9 wk s old and now crying inconcolaby. Idon't want to give him formula but I stopped the tea and I don'tthinki have enough milk. Sorry abouttypos screaming baby.

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    Default Re: Latching on and off

    Check this out. http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/...e-nursing.html Most likely it isn't b/c of your milk supply. There are lots of reasons why babies act like that.

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    Default Re: Latching on and off

    Thank you so much their is tons of info their. We survived last night without any formula, he finally fell asleep and didn't want to get out of bed until 11 am today. I'm going to try and get him to sleep now and look at this tomorrow when I can think. I had surgery to remove a benign lump on one breast which is why I keep feeling like he doesn't have enough milk. Also, hyperthyroid which I read can cause slow let down so that article with RPS may really help. I am trying to do compression with each feed on that breast. Should I pump, I feel like that may increase my supply? My breast never feel full, he also seems to eat frequently, so it maybe that he isn't off long enough to get full. I was giving a thousand pads for leakage and never ever leak.

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    Default Re: Latching on and off

    Quote Originally Posted by never2old View Post
    We survived last night without any formula, he finally fell asleep and didn't want to get out of bed until 11 am today.
    Great!

    And, hey, it's actually good to stay in bed and rest. Maybe even pick a day and plan to do nothing but eat, sleep, go to the bathroom, and nurse. A "nursing vacation" can do wonders for production and morale!


    Quote Originally Posted by never2old View Post
    I had surgery to remove a benign lump on one breast which is why I keep feeling like he doesn't have enough milk.
    How much tissue was removed?

    Quote Originally Posted by never2old View Post
    Also, hyperthyroid which I read can cause slow let down so that article with RPS may really help. I am trying to do compression with each feed on that breast.
    Compressions can really help!

    Quote Originally Posted by never2old View Post
    Should I pump, I feel like that may increase my supply? My breast never feel full, he also seems to eat frequently, so it maybe that he isn't off long enough to get full. I was giving a thousand pads for leakage and never ever leak.
    Not leaking or feeling full aren't necessarily signs that your production isn't up to par. Many mothers never leak, but have more than enough milk for their babies (I was one of them!) and once milk production evens out, most mothers no longer get that full sensation.

    Is your baby gaining weight? Growing? Having plenty of wet and poopy diapers? Meeting his milestones?

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