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The While My Baby is Growing Episode:3 "0-3 M"

0-3 MONTH

Rejection of Breast


Note that the breast rejection is temporary; there is always a reason for this refusal.


Babies can temporarily have a rejection of the breast, and there is always a particular reason. The most common are:

- What mother ate: Have you recently turned to lots of garlic and spicy foods? Or are you having a strong taste and smell like cabbage? Your baby may be protesting your spicy or heavy smelling food. Take a break from eating until you understand what bothers your baby and stops breastfeeding.

- Nasal congestion: Nose-clogged babies sucking breasts can not breathe from their mouths and they prefer to breathe instead of sucking breasts. Open the nose using a nasal aspirator or nasal drops.

- Teething: Babies do not have a teething problem for up to five or six months, some of them teethe earlier, and a two-month-old baby can also teethe. Breastfeeding may become painful when teething. If the reason for not sucking is because your baby is teething, your baby eagerly approaches the breast, but it stops sucking because of the pain.

- Ear pain: Ear pain spreads to the jaw and the condition may worsen when sucking the breast.

- Thrush: Breastfeeding may be painful if your baby has canker sores. Do not allow this infection to pass to you because of the nipple cracking.

- Milk is slow: A very hungry baby cannot stand the milk coming slowly (it may take five minutes for some women to start milking) and pushes the nipple. To prevent this, give him the milk you've already saved. Thus, from the moment he started sucking, he could be rewarded for his effort.

- Your hormonal changes: If you become pregnant again (this is less likely if you are breastfeeding, but you may be feeding your baby from the early stage), the taste of your milk may change due to secreted hormones and may refuse your baby milk. The beginning of your menstruation may have the same effect, but the mores are not usually seen before the cut from the breast.

- Your tension: If you are worried or nervous, the baby will feel this tension during breastfeeding. Try to relax.

- Preparation for weaning: A large baby who rejects the breast may no longer want breasts. Generally, babies can make such a request at a time when the mother is not ready to wean.

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