The baby refuses a breast. What to do?
would Seem, nothing portended trouble as suddenly literally in one day everything sharply changes without the visible reasons, and the kid suddenly refuses a breast. And it does not depend on age of the kid in any way... It is difficult to solve a refusal problem, but it is possible! The main thing to stock up with the necessary information and not to give in to panic.
So if yours the baby refused to suck a breast, in - the first, do not follow the tastes minute desire and do not finish feeding it mix. Not exhausted milk gives to an organism a signal to reduction of a lactation therefore it is necessary to decant the last portions of milk and to dopaivat them the kid.
Certainly, you have to find a cause of failure of the child from a breast. Them there can be a set, but “by process of elimination“ you will surely find the situation. Strangely enough, babies can feel “shock“ from unusual events too, the unwillingness to eat becomes a consequence of what. New impressions, injuries, quarrel in the face of the kid etc. belong to such incidents. In this case it is necessary to pay to the child special attention - and over time everything is formed.
the Reason also. If your kid began to cry during feeding, to be capricious and gnaw everything that gets to it into a mouth, - means, future teeth disturb him especially strongly. Consult with the pediatrician, and he will advise you the most suitable children`s gum gel. Not only teeth, but also sick ears force the child to refuse to suck not only a breast, but also any pacifier. An exit - it is urgent to treat the baby, giving it the decanted milk from a spoon at this time. Also any pediatrician will tell that the kid can refuse a breast if he often sucked a baby`s dummy - the child gets used to “easy work“ and does not want to work any more, exhausting milk from a breast.
also other causes of failure Are:incorrect technology of feeding
If you found
- the reason of “strike“ of the kid and actively solve the arisen problems - soon everything will return to normal. But do not forget to support a lactation at this time. For this purpose it is necessary to empty completely a breast, being decanted approximately at the same time that was chosen by the child for feeding (even if you feed the kid on demand, for certain you have some intuitive schedule). Ideally process of decantation has to remind
as much as possible natural feeding by a breast. Competently chosen milk pump will help with it. For example, electronic milk pumps of Philips AVENT cope with this task thanks to the mechanism of electronic memory which remembers the decantation rhythm set by the woman. Pressing the button, you can adjust the device on that speed at what your kid sucks a breast. In the subsequent decantations the milk pump already itself will reproduce this rhythm. Besides milk pumps of Philips AVENT are equipped with a gentle petal masseur. Its task - to stimulate release of milk and to softly mass an areola not to injure a breast and not to cause it any discomfort. Such masseur is also in manual milk pumps of Philips AVENT, however manual models differ in optimum ease of use - they do not demand either electricity, or batteries, but at the same time work not less quickly. The last was proved clinically: the manual Philips AVENT models compared in operation to the electric milk pumps applied in maternity hospitals and it became clear that they decant identical amount of milk for the same time.
we Hope that you managed to understand why the kid decided on “protest“, and you already persistently fight against this reason, decanting milk and not being going to refuse feeding by a breast. But what to do if the child persistently does not wish to be put to a breast, despite all your efforts? First of all, it is not necessary to be angry and force the baby. At once be adjusted on the fact that you not one more feeding should convince the striker. Perhaps, old receptions, such as greasing of nipples honey can help here. Only be not overzealous that business did not reach diathesis. Very successful way to force the kid to suck is a feeding “on the run“. Take the child on hands and you pace with him the room. At some moment slowly give to the kid a breast and continue the movement. The method works almost smoothly. Also press the kid to yourself more often, it is desirable to a naked body. Such corporal contact promotes awakening of a reflex of sucking at babies.
If you are really full of determination to keep breastfeeding and use for this purpose the best efforts, your efforts will be surely rewarded. Gradually the child will cease to persist, and everything will return into place. There is one more fact which has to inspire you: the children who came back to natural feeding, as a rule, do not refuse a breast repeatedly, and all troubles remain behind.