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Why would she be doing this? Eva Marie's Mama 1 child; Albany, New York 728 posts
6th Mar '13

DD is 5 weeks old and for the past three days during a feeding, usually after she's been nursing for a while, she will start crying during it and so ill try burping her, she keeps crying so I put her back on to eat and she will latch on for a second and then latch off and she'll keep doing this and she'll like seem mad and cry again and kick her leg. So I think maybe she's done but then she shows signs of wanting to keep eating but seems like she can't get a comfortable latch. Idk why she does this like randomly after she's been eating for a while already. Lately it happens at night around 1 am but today she did this in the afternoon. And I know milk is coming out bc I can hand express some. But after she finally latches again she'll eat for another like 10 min and fall asleep.

NICKEL☮POLIS 2 kids; Ontario 6268 posts
6th Mar '13

DD did that when she was gassy. They can get gassy for many reasons..improper latch where they swallow too much air, not being burped enough, hindmilk/foremilk imbalance... do you switch breasts during a feeding or keep her on the same one?

Eva Marie's Mama 1 child; Albany, New York 728 posts
6th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting NICKEL☮POLIS:</b>" DD did that when she was gassy. They can get gassy for many reasons..improper latch where they swallow ... [snip!] ... not being burped enough, hindmilk/foremilk imbalance... do you switch breasts during a feeding or keep her on the same one?"</blockquote>




Yeah I thought it was gas so ill give her drops usually. I keep her on one unless she wants to keep eating after I burp her then ill out her on the other one. What does hind milk foremilk imbalance mean?

~The Lunar Flower~ 2 kids; Alabama 6748 posts
6th Mar '13

That happened with DS. It was gas so i'd burp him & switch b**bs.

NICKEL☮POLIS 2 kids; Ontario 6268 posts
6th Mar '13
Quoting My Widdle:" <blockquote><b>Quoting NICKEL☮POLIS:</b>" DD did that when she was gassy. They ... [snip!] ... she wants to keep eating after I burp her then ill out her on the other one. What does hind milk foremilk imbalance mean?"


I'm trying to find you a good link.
Breastmilk is made of two parts- foremilk and hindmilk. Foremilk is the blueish coloured milk that comes out first.. it's thinner, quenches the baby's thirst. Hindmilk comes after, it's the thicker white milk full of calories that fills babies tummy. When you switch too often between the breast you don't allow enough time for the hindmilk to come down, causing the baby to fill up on foremilk which causes gas.
When I had this issue with DD someone gave me a really good link. If I find it I will post it for you.

NICKEL☮POLIS 2 kids; Ontario 6268 posts
6th Mar '13
Eva Marie's Mama 1 child; Albany, New York 728 posts
6th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting NICKEL☮POLIS:</b>" Here you go, hope this helps http://www.breastfeeding-problems.com/foremilk-hindmilk-imbalance.html"</blockquote>




Ok thank you! Do you know about how long it takes after they start eating that they're getting the hind milk? Like how long does the foremilk last?

its_jay 2 kids; Kansas 163 posts
7th Mar '13

My baby girl would do this when she was going thru a growth spurt. . Shes gonna be 6 weeks this week and is going thru another growth spurt again. . Went thru her first one when she was 3 and a half to 4 weeks. . It only lasts a couple days. .

Eva Marie's Mama 1 child; Albany, New York 728 posts
7th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting its_jay:</b>" My baby girl would do this when she was going thru a growth spurt. . Shes gonna be 6 weeks this week ... [snip!] ... another growth spurt again. . Went thru her first one when she was 3 and a half to 4 weeks. . It only lasts a couple days. ."</blockquote>




Ok I was thinking maybe it could be that too

whoknowsx New York, 1185 posts
7th Mar '13
Quoting its_jay:" My baby girl would do this when she was going thru a growth spurt. . Shes gonna be 6 weeks this week ... [snip!] ... another growth spurt again. . Went thru her first one when she was 3 and a half to 4 weeks. . It only lasts a couple days. ."


Same here. DS does that every single time he goes through a growth spurt -- i figure he knows what he is doing cause I always have additional let downs when he does his pull-off and cry rountine