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Old 11-13-2011, 10:00 AM   #14
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Re: Too upset to eat!

Could it be a nipple issue? I don't have "flat nipples" per se, but with my first DD I had to sort of pinch them into a long bottle nipple shape to get it to accommodate her mouth. I think seeing a lactation consultant might be a good way to go.

For gas relief you can consider Gripe Water if you want to avoid meds. Get the one that has just dill and oil (there are some that actually have sugar and alcohol in them, yuck!) It worked GREAT with both of our kids. I often gave it to them right after waking up and would nurse about 10 minutes later. It seemed to cut down on the gas quite a bit.

You're doing the best for your baby by sticking with it! Good for you, Mama!
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