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Pulling my hair OUT!! Latching 1 mo old...

Posted by on Oct. 7, 2013 at 11:20 PM
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My son is 1 mo old today. I exclusively bf, and I'm sure I'm supplying plenty of milk (weight gain is good, having plenty of wet/dirty diapers). Problem is he latches on well when ready for feeding but then he continuously pulls back. He isn't staying latched for more than 2 min at a time. It's frustrating to both of us! This is my 3rd child and I'm far more patient than with the first 2...I don't know what to do!!???? Suggestions??
by on Oct. 7, 2013 at 11:20 PM
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frndlyfn
by Platinum Member on Oct. 7, 2013 at 11:27 PM
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Have you seen or talked to a lactation specialist?  Most likely he is not getting the complete areola (sp) in his mouth therefore it does not feel good to him.

carolina_gal
by Bronze Member on Oct. 8, 2013 at 7:17 AM
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When my little guy was breastfeeding I found great support on the Breastfeeding group. Maybe they can offer advice as well.

http://www.cafemom.com/group/325

emkirkley
by Bronze Member on Oct. 8, 2013 at 9:36 AM
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I would talk to a consultant and do some reading at kellymom.com
mine did this during let downs because the flow was to fast for them
AM-BRAT
by Amber on Oct. 8, 2013 at 9:39 AM
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Agree with the group, a consultant, and kellymom. :)

Sorry you're having trouble my kids were champs.
stepconfused182
by Kelley on Oct. 8, 2013 at 10:40 AM
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 Sounds like you have overactive letdown and he's trying to control the flow by pulling off. Look up overactive letdown on kellymom.com and you can learn about ways to manage it. The most effective way is reclined nursing.

Holliehaha
by on Oct. 8, 2013 at 11:07 AM
Thank you all! I tried putting more of my areola in his mouth (mine seem to be rather large) and it helped some. I am going to call and try to set up an appointment w my lactating nurse as well! I don't want to give up yet!
LancesMom
by Gold Member on Oct. 8, 2013 at 11:12 AM

I would consult a lactation specialist. They may have some solutions for you. Good Luck!


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by Kathleen on Oct. 8, 2013 at 1:20 PM

Congrats on your baby!!!!!!  I agree with the others that it could be the let down.  If you have a local La Leche League in your area they can be wonderful support.  Also there is a very knowledgable group here on CM for breastfeeding that can be great as well. 



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