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Thread: Latching issue based on length of time between feedings?

  1. #1
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    Default Latching issue based on length of time between feedings?

    I have noticed that when my 9day old goes longer between feedings it is like he forgot how to latch on. If he has eaten with in the hour or closer times he has no issues latching on quickly and I don't have to wrestle him as much.

    Is this common?
    Proud mother to a 24 wk preemie girl, born 9/6/04 and to a full term baby boy, born 4/9/08.

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    Default Re: Latching issue based on length of time between feedings?

    could be just that your breasts are engoreged and he is having a harder time with more milk


    heres a link that will help check out the blue box at the bottom...
    http://www.llli.org/FAQ/engorgement.html

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    Default Re: Latching issue based on length of time between feedings?

    You could also try and latch him on a little earlier so he's not at that "I'm starving" stage. It's probably harder for him to focus on a wide latch when he's too hungry. Like the PP said, engorgement could make it more difficult as well. If it's a problem you could hand express or pump a little to make it more manageable for him.

    Janine

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