refusing right breast all if a sudden? BiG GIrl PAntS 2 kids; Missouri 2508 posts12th Jan '13
Hey so I have been breast feeding Harper since she was born and Thursday night started her refusing my right breast and she did yesterday and today . She will eat on it in the middle of the night with out a fight but that's it. I haven't changed my diet at all I. don't really know what to do I can get her started on my left b**b but and then I'll switch her on my right and she usually will eat on it. But other then that she screams.. Any thoughts
Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts12th Jan '13
Probably just a phase. Sometimes DS refuses my left since it produces a lot less milk. Try starting off with the one she'll take and switch in the middle? And let her empty the right one whenever she'll take it.
Poяcelain 1 child; New Jersey 2076 posts12th Jan '13
Maybe try a different position. Laying on your side possibly?
gigiwesson 3 kids; La Quinta, California 170 posts12th Jan '13
My daughter did the same thing. I think one side was a better producer then the other or the nipple was easier to latch on to. Just keep trying to persevere since you don't want to get mastitis on one side (trust me, it's very painful!).
LilyandCrumb 17 kids; Hull, United Kingdom 262 posts12th Jan '13
Quoting BiG GIrl PAntS:" How do you get mastasis?"
It's an infection you get if you don't feed enough/ if the baby doesn't empty the b**b properly... it's very very painful :(
i'm breastfeeding my 6.5 month old and he did this a couple of times, would pick a favourite b**b... I'd just always offer that one first and he'd get over it in about a week and a few months later would be back at it with the other side lol
BiG GIrl PAntS 2 kids; Missouri 2508 posts12th Jan '13
Should I be persistent? Like if she is screaming her head off and just making her mad but keep pushing only the b**b she won't eat on? Or a Dis
Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts13th Jan '13
Quoting BiG GIrl PAntS:" Should I be persistent? Like if she is screaming her head off and just making her mad but keep pushing only the b**b she won't eat on? Or a Dis"
No, give her the other one until she's satisfied but not full yet, then try switching.