What should I do? When my baby latches on and starts to get milk it comes down so fast it gags him sometimes. The poor kid has gotten milk in the eye more times from pulling off sputtering and coughing... and hes only 2 weeks! When it happens Ive been holding a cloth over myself till it slows and then try again.. Other than that we are doing great with the breast and he is gaining weight so good and going thru plenty of diapers. I just dont like gagging him... Anything else i should try?
Asked by Anonymous at 9:47 AM on Mar. 23, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
First, if you are not already, nurse on only one breast per feeding. You will find a ton of helpful info at http://www.llli.org/FAQ/oversupply.html
" Placing the baby in a more upright position, so that his head is higher than the breast, will allow him more control during the feeding. Or position yourself so that you are leaning backwards, with the baby almost on top of you after he latches. In this position the milk has to flow "uphill," which will reduce the force of your milk ejection reflex."
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 12:53 PM on Mar. 23, 2009
Answer by samurai_chica at 9:52 AM on Mar. 23, 2009
Answer by samurai_chica at 9:53 AM on Mar. 23, 2009
That is HILARIOUS!!!!! It is pretty cool how they shoot out like that, i use to get a kick out of it!!!
I know right?!? Nobody else seemed to think it was as funny as I did.
Answer by munch12502 at 9:58 AM on Mar. 23, 2009
Answer by MamaRoberts at 12:37 PM on Mar. 23, 2009