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Breastfeeding problem, Help!

My son is eating all night and barely in the day. Last time he nursed was 7 am this morn. It's been 6 hours. He's only nursed for about 3 minutes this whole time. He's not really complaining. He got a little fussy, was ready for a nap. I tried several times to nurse him in the cradle position and he arched his back and started crying before he's even on the breast. Up until 2 days ago he nursed every 2 to 3 hours. And now I really can't get him to eat during the day. Not lying down and surely not the cradle position. He's four months old. is this a phase? Any help?

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Asked by MaMaMo531 at 1:13 PM on Oct. 11, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • What is his sleep pattern. Is he sleeping alot more during the day than he was?

    Answer by jjessers at 1:44 PM on Oct. 11, 2008


    Check out this article it may help you feel better. Baby is discovering the world and you are interrupting him. LOL! You are doing a great job and don't worry it is all very normal!


    Answer by mama_l at 2:00 PM on Oct. 11, 2008

  • No. Just 2 to 3 naps. None longer that a couple hours. Actually yesterday he only napped for about 2 hours total. He also just had 4 month shots 3 days ago. Hope that has nothing to do with this.

    Answer by MaMaMo531 at 2:01 PM on Oct. 11, 2008

  • growth spurt and lerning new things, it should pass, keep offering during the day every 3 hours or so.

    Answer by tabi_cat1023 at 2:13 PM on Oct. 11, 2008

  • sounds like his days and nights are switched...

    Answer by BabyBugsmama at 2:51 PM on Oct. 11, 2008

  • I agree with mama_l!

    Answer by ashwinsmommy at 6:35 PM on Oct. 11, 2008

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