Hi all.. my girl baby is 3. 5 months old. im giving bm only. since last 1 week she is not drinking my milk properly, when i get her to my breast she is just crying and going backward. she s not at all keeping her mouth. But she s drinking once she wake up from sleep for only 1 time each and every time. After that she is playing for nearly 4 to 5 hours but she doesnt feel hungry at al. please mommies giv me some suggestions. im feeling sad for this. i feel lik she became lean in this week.nutrition Corner
Baby's refusal for breast milk can be due to many reasons, like, baby is not able to latch or suck well from the breast, baby is in pain because of teething, baby is introduced to Formula or bottle feed too early, baby has cold or infection or baby has sucking problem or mother is stressed or milk supply is too less or its too much or certain foods or medications taken by mum that is affecting the taste of milk or making it difficult for baby to digest it, or keeping baby away from breast milk for too long. To help baby, first find out the cause and then deal with it accordingly. If its colic, check your diet, feed in an upright position, massage baby before feeding, try feeding in different positions, if its baby not latching then consult doctor for proper positioning, if supply is too much, control it yourself and if its too low, use a pump to express it and also if bottle is started, you can still bottle feed using breast milk. Lastly do not get depressed or sad, remain calm and slowly all will go well.