Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Good Ship Lollipop
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I had something else to add, along the lines of let-down. The lactation consultant I saw the day before yesterday said that overactive let down could also make the baby violently pull off the breast. And even normal letdown is upsetting to a baby who is sucking so he can fart (excuse the unromantic imagery!)
This morning when I tried to put my baby on the breast in bed he was very fussy and did that flailing thing, had trouble latching on, so I changed his diaper. As soon as I did, he calmed down and ate like a person, no flailing, no boobie-punching. Of course then I had to put up with the kind of crying he does when I change his diaper at 5 AM when he's hungry--call the consulate! This is an outrage! I don't think of my baby as "high needs" but he is sensitive to what the rest of his body is doing when he eats. Sometimes I'm so eager to give him the breast to make him happy that I forget his tushie.
Divorced mom of one awesome boy born 2-3-2003.