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Thread: Fussiness while nursing

  1. #1
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    Default Fussiness while nursing

    11-week-old dd has recently become quite fussy during early evening feedings. She kicks and waves her hands around, seemingly uncontrollably. She also pulls off fairly frequently, so I have to burp her a lot. It only seems to happen in the late afternoon and early evening. I don't know if its an overtired issue or what. Anyone have any experience with this?

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Fussiness while nursing

    My daughter does that sometimes (she is 4 months today, and was doing it more when she was younger) In her case it was either gas, or indeed tiredness, she often does it just before she falls asleep at the breast)
    The latching off could be due to over active letdown maybe?

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    Default Re: Fussiness while nursing

    My DS started doing that at about 12 weeks. A lot of developmental stuff happens around 4-6 weeks. Also, DS got his first tooth at 4 months, so Ithink teething might have been a factor for us.

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    Default Re: Fussiness while nursing

    It is very common and I have found this page to be very helpful to understand why and find ways to deal with it:
    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/...e-nursing.html

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