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My 45 days old baby is fussy and aggressive while I feed her. What to do?

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My 45 days old baby is fussy and aggressive while I feed her. What to do?

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Published At January 14, 2017
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Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

My baby girl is 45 days old. She is fully breastfed. At many times, she seems to be fussy and aggressive while I nurse her. I rule out either the possibility of milk being too fast or too slow since on both occasions she seems to react the same. After being fussy, she appears to be on and off from my nipple and screams when I pull her off from my breast and cries when offered milk. After crying for a few minutes, I swing her and she goes back to sleep. Her crying is so painful to watch. Can you help me with this?

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

1. This is a common problem most mothers will face. The success of breastfeeding involves the participation of both mother and baby. Both of you have to learn to feed. I suggest you a few tips for a successful breastfeeding.

2. Let your baby lie in a straight line. Both baby's head and body should be in a straight line and fully supported. Baby's abdomen to be in contact with mothers and baby's face be turned towards breasts.

3. Look for proper latching. Baby's mouth should be fully open and only the upper part of areola be visible.

4. Feed from each side at one time till emptied and go for alternative breast the next time.

5. Do not allow your baby to hurry on feeding and swallow air. Nurse for at least 15 to 20 minutes at one side.

6. After every feed, put the baby on your shoulders to make the baby burp before going back to sleep. Please feed only breast milk till the completion of six months of age.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Vijaykumar Mundeshi
Dr. Vijaykumar Mundeshi

Child Health

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