Childhood Diseases

Posted by: kathy | 2011/02/11


baby does not want breast

Hi doc

My daughter is three months and two weeks old and she has decided that she doesn''t like my breast anymore... She''s been drinking both bottle and breast from birth but since yesterday she just won''t take to the breast. I feel like I''ve let her down in some way.

Is there a reason she would rather have bottle then breast? Will this impact on our bond?

Expert's Reply



Do not be concerned that this will affect your bonding with your baby. This has occurred right from her birth and with the early stages of your breastfeeeding her. You will get excellent advice from our regular forum members on your question.

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Posted by: Purple | 2011/02/11

If you would like to carry on breastfeeding, contact the la leche league or an international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) for some help and they will get things back on track for you.

If however you want to use this as a chance to wean, then just offer her bottles and stop breastfeeding. No, it won''t affect your bond, you have already bonded with her by now. Just ensure that when you bottle feed her, you try to hold her as you would when breastfeeding and never leave her with a bottle propped.

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