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Nursing Strike at 4 1/2 Months?

Kathleen Tackett's picture

QUESTION

Dear Lactation Consultant,
Our 4 1/2 month-old boy, Sam, has been breastfed since he was born. My wife went back to work at 3 months and we out of necessity we started feeding him breast milk from bottles. We occasionally give him formula as well. But over the last week he has been reluctant to breastfeed and for two days has refused to breastfeed completely. He obviously likes the bottle because it is easier to draw the milk from.

Did I Just Not Give It Enough Time?

Kathleen Tackett's picture

QUESTION

Dear Lactation Consultant,
Hi there. I could not find that this question has been asked so I am going to ask. With my first child I had a c-section. I tried nursing as soon as I could (which ended up being after I was in recovery for 2 hours and they had already given him a bottle). I tried to nurse him but it didn't seem like there was any milk. I tried pumping to get the milk flowing but nothing came out.

He Eats More Than I Pump!

Kathleen Tackett's picture

QUESTION

Dear Kathy,
My son is 4 months old. He was not taking a bottle from husband. Since he will now take one, we try to give him a bottle everyday. He will eat 7-8 oz. from the bottle. When I pump at the same time I only get 3 oz. This has been going on for at least a week. It does not seem normal! What can I do? Also I do not believe that he has gained weight for a couple of weeks.

Kendra

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