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Old 01-04-2013, 02:59 PM   #2
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Re: Baby refusing the breast

I have a little guy who was born in Nov 2012 also (he's 8 weeks). I think you are is the phase of the 6 week growth spurt. Your baby may be so hungry and frustrated about waiting for your let down, she is just getting worked up and can't calm down. Try to nurse her before she gets 'hungry' to give her time to suck. If that doesn't work, pump for 2-3 minutes first and get your milk flowing, and then offer the breast. And if all else fails, try to feed her in her sleep (twilight nursing), she might be relaxed enough then.

Hopefully she will grow out of it. But it is common to have mini nursing strikes during growth spurts.
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