My baby won't latch on he's fussing and getting frustrated but isn't sucking properly! I had to give him a bottle last night. I've tried him again this morning and he is doing the same. I've expressed some milk now as I don't really want to give formula but I had to last night. Has he forgotten how to latch to me I'm getting upset and worried he won't take off me anymore! Please help, i did skin to skin for around 2 hrs last night and he had a small amount and fell asleep. He is 5 wks old! Thank you
Nov 14, 2016 15:04 PM
It sounds like you’re understandably feeling very concerned and worried about your baby’s behaviour. I’m wondering if anything different has been happening for you over recent days that could have contributed to this change? Sometimes, for example, if a baby has a cold or is feeling generally unwell they may go off the breast as it’s difficult for them to breath. Could anything have changed on your side? Taking new medications or you feeling unwell for instance could contribute to a change in behaviour.
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