7 Months Old Boy | Aug 2015
My baby was feeding fine. but now she refusing my breast. What can be the reason?
There can be many reasons why a baby won't take the breast.Baby reasons:1. sore throat, sore ears or a blocked nose, 2. gastro-oesophageal reflux 3. teething, 4. thrush in the mouth making the baby's mouth sore, 5. efficient feeding - as babies get older they empty the breast more quickly and get fussy if you push them to take more, 6. distractibility - the baby wants to look at other things, is easily distracted and so stops feeding. This is common after 3 months when babies grow more slowly so they are not as hungry as before.7. the baby has been using a dummy at an early age, before breastfeeding has begun to go well, or at an older age sucking on the dummy satisfies the baby's need to suck.