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when breastfeeding my almost 2 month old, she always gulps so much that she chokes herself. Does anyone have any ideas how I can slow her down so she doesn't choke?

Also, she seems to get overly excited and pops herself off and on, almost fighting with the breast.

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guava007

Asked by guava007 at 5:21 AM on Oct. 13, 2013 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • You might want to join the breastfeeding moms group here....very supportive group. Go to 'groups and conversations' in green bar, top of this page, to find it. I used to gently slide my finger in to break the latch if my son was guzzling and stopped to burp often too.
    silverthreads

    Answer by silverthreads at 8:09 AM on Oct. 13, 2013

  • feralxat

    Answer by feralxat at 8:22 AM on Oct. 13, 2013

  • Sounds like fast letdown. You slow her down by changing position. No "across the lap" for you. Find a seat that lets you lean back. A recliner is perfect for this. Lay baby on top of you, tummy to tummy, mouth on top of the breast. Latch. Gravity does the rest. Great info and pictures here: http://kellymom.com/bf/got-milk/supply-worries/fast-letdown/


    Drop by the breastfeeding moms group for more info and help.

    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 12:52 PM on Oct. 13, 2013

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