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    Default 6 week old fussy at breast... gassy only at breast

    Hi ladies,

    I'm breastfeeding my 6 week old son. I have had issues with supply and I've had to supplement with pumped milk and occasional formula. (Yes, I'm working with an LC, I express often, and I've had my thyroid checked, etc.). I've noticed that over the last week my son is VERY fussy at my breast. He pulls away often, cries on and off, and seems generally unhappy. I've also noticed that he passes gas (farts) A LOT when on my breast. Is this strange? When I pump my milk and give him the bottle, I don't have the same issue. I really want to keep our nursing relationship going, but I'm finding it much easier to pump and give it to him. What could be going on??

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    Default Re: 6 week old fussy at breast... gassy only at breast

    Could you have Overactive Letdown(OALD?) Here is a good link that might help http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/fast-letdown.html

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    Default Re: 6 week old fussy at breast... gassy only at breast

    Well could be a few things.
    Here is a resource that might help you figure it out... and the fussiness could be forcing the gas out, too - as opposed to the gas causing the fussiness. Let us know what you think after reading the link!
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    Default Re: 6 week old fussy at breast... gassy only at breast

    Thanks so much. The only thing that really makes sense is a growth spurt because he is 6 weeks, so I'm not sure. I know it's not overactive letdown. We'll see if it gets better in the next couple of days.

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