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    Default DD getting mad during feedings

    Just when I thought things were finally over the hill for us with bf another issue starts up... recently my lo (1 month) has been getting mad during her feedings. This is how a feeding will go:

    Things start up normal and she nurses for about 4 or 5 minutes on the one side. I can hear her swallowing when I let down and she nurses perfectly. Then she starts grunting and pushes her face farther onto my breast. She then starts to fuss/cry and tries to pull away and off. I try to put her back on and she will suck and act fine for a few seconds, and then pull off and cry again.

    So then I try one of two things.
    1. I think she has to burp so I put her up on my shoulder and try and burp her. She screams and screams and usually doesn't burp and then falls asleep.
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    2. I think that she is not being patient on the first side and wants more. So I put her on the other side. She is happy and sucks for a few sucks and then pulls off and screams and so I try option 1.

    This is very frustrating since she has been doing so well!! A lot of times when she falls asleep after I try and burp her, she spits up. So I don't know what I need to be doing!!

    Loving being a first time mom to Mia Lynn! Born 2/26/08!!

    At birth:8 lbs
    Coming home: 7 lbs 6 oz
    1 month- 9 lbs 12 oz
    8 wks- 11 lbs 6 oz
    3.5 mos- 13 lbs 4 oz
    5.5 mos- 17 lbs 2 oz
    10 mos- ~20 lbs

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    Default Re: DD getting mad during feedings

    Does she take bottles at all? If so, then maybe she is getting used to the faster flow of a bottle. You might want to limit bottles and make sure they have a slow flow nipple. If you don't use bottles at all then I am not for sure what the issue might be. Hopefully another mother will have some more advice. It could also be a growth spurt. http://www.kellymom.com/bf/normal/newborn-nursing.html
    Mom to Lainey (11-8-06)

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    Default Re: DD getting mad during feedings

    Could it be acid reflux? We have had terrible times with DD2. She's 4 months now and is somewhat better, but we still don't have very many peaceful nursing sessions!
    Sarah- Mommy to Ally (4/16/06) , Katlyn (11/13/07) & Rebekah (10/21/09)
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    Default Re: DD getting mad during feedings

    We were using bottles sometimes, but she hasn't had one in almost a week, and this only started on Wednesday. She has a paci, but we would go INSANE without it!!

    Loving being a first time mom to Mia Lynn! Born 2/26/08!!

    At birth:8 lbs
    Coming home: 7 lbs 6 oz
    1 month- 9 lbs 12 oz
    8 wks- 11 lbs 6 oz
    3.5 mos- 13 lbs 4 oz
    5.5 mos- 17 lbs 2 oz
    10 mos- ~20 lbs

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    Default Re: DD getting mad during feedings

    Is acid reflux common with bf babies?

    Loving being a first time mom to Mia Lynn! Born 2/26/08!!

    At birth:8 lbs
    Coming home: 7 lbs 6 oz
    1 month- 9 lbs 12 oz
    8 wks- 11 lbs 6 oz
    3.5 mos- 13 lbs 4 oz
    5.5 mos- 17 lbs 2 oz
    10 mos- ~20 lbs

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    Default Re: DD getting mad during feedings

    Quote Originally Posted by danalynn724 View Post
    Is acid reflux common with bf babies?
    I don't know the correlation between BF babies and reflux, sorry! But I do know that many babies suffer from it. The good news is, a lot of reflux is resolved by the time babies are around 6 months of age.
    Sarah- Mommy to Ally (4/16/06) , Katlyn (11/13/07) & Rebekah (10/21/09)
    All three, all natural!

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    Default Re: DD getting mad during feedings

    Another thought- Does she pull off/scream right after you have a letdown? It could be an overactive letdown if this is the case.
    Sarah- Mommy to Ally (4/16/06) , Katlyn (11/13/07) & Rebekah (10/21/09)
    All three, all natural!

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    Default Re: DD getting mad during feedings

    We had a problem with OALD at the beginning, this is different than that. She does this about 3 minutes or so after I let down.

    Loving being a first time mom to Mia Lynn! Born 2/26/08!!

    At birth:8 lbs
    Coming home: 7 lbs 6 oz
    1 month- 9 lbs 12 oz
    8 wks- 11 lbs 6 oz
    3.5 mos- 13 lbs 4 oz
    5.5 mos- 17 lbs 2 oz
    10 mos- ~20 lbs

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    Default Re: DD getting mad during feedings

    Here's a link that might help

    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/...e-nursing.html

    Sometimes I have to go through an entire list of ideas before figuring out what is wrong and how to solve it.
    Sarah- Mommy to Ally (4/16/06) , Katlyn (11/13/07) & Rebekah (10/21/09)
    All three, all natural!

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    Default Re: DD getting mad during feedings

    An update, when I was just nursing, she did her grunting and pulling off thing, so I pulled her onto my shoulder to burp. She was trying to suck on my neck so I laid her back down to latch back on and the second she was in the position, she started crying, before I even tried to get her to latch on. Then I put her back on my shoulder to burp and she cried for a little and then fell asleep and half an hour later is still sleeping.

    I don't know

    Loving being a first time mom to Mia Lynn! Born 2/26/08!!

    At birth:8 lbs
    Coming home: 7 lbs 6 oz
    1 month- 9 lbs 12 oz
    8 wks- 11 lbs 6 oz
    3.5 mos- 13 lbs 4 oz
    5.5 mos- 17 lbs 2 oz
    10 mos- ~20 lbs

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