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My LO (6 months tomorrow <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">: ) pops on and off the breast endlessly while nursing and it is so incredibly painful I can barely stand it. I'm 99% sure has reflux and that's why she does it. (She has every symptom except poor weight gain so I'm sure that's it.)<br>
I've tried holding her head lightly while she's latched so she can't yank back but she hates that.<br>
Any other suggestions? It really feels like I will have to sweep her mouth with my finger to retrieve my nipple one of these days!
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>funfunkyfantastic</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/12360098"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">i asked the same question over in breastfeeding challenges</div>
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I'll go check out your thread!<br>
Hopefully someone has advice for us! I'm at 6 months of painful nursing and don't want to give up yet but I'm <b>so</b> incredibly tired of pain!
 

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Same here... my baby also likes to pull at the nipple... and that hurts. She twists her head as if to pop off but stays latched on. This of course leads to an improper latch and I have to then pop her off. I still don't know what her issue is... but i'm trying my best!
 

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my LO has reflux, I give him 1/2 tsp. mylanta w/ medicine dropper whenever he has syptoms.maybe give baby some before feeding...<br><br>
gripe water is also supposedly good for it<br><br>
Also after feeding keep baby upright for at least half an hour, that way gravity kinda helps the prob.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My LO (6 months tomorrow <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">: ) pops on and off the breast endlessly while nursing and it is so incredibly painful I can barely stand it. I'm 99% sure has reflux and that's why she does it. (She has every symptom except poor weight gain so I'm sure that's it.)<br>
I've tried holding her head lightly while she's latched so she can't yank back but she hates that.<br>
Any other suggestions? It really feels like I will have to sweep her mouth with my finger to retrieve my nipple one of these days!</div>
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It may also be that you are having a sudden first or second letdown and that it's spraying into baby's mouth or startling him/her. Here's some info...<br><a href="http://boards.webmd.com/[email protected]@.89a7d15c!thdchild=.89a7d15c/0" target="_blank">http://boards.webmd.com/[email protected]@.8...ld=.89a7d15c/0</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">my LO has reflux, I give him 1/2 tsp. mylanta w/ medicine dropper whenever he has syptoms.maybe give baby some before feeding...<br><br>
gripe water is also supposedly good for it<br><br>
Also after feeding keep baby upright for at least half an hour, that way gravity kinda helps the prob.</div>
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Do you give your ds adult mylanta?<br><br>
Hugs mama! My DS does the same thing and screams all during his feedings.. pretty sure he has reflux too.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Same here... my baby also likes to pull at the nipple... and that hurts. She twists her head as if to pop off but stays latched on. This of course leads to an improper latch and I have to then pop her off. I still don't know what her issue is... but i'm trying my best!</div>
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It's so frustrating! I just can't her to stop!<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>3lilpunkins</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/12364881"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">my LO has reflux, I give him 1/2 tsp. mylanta w/ medicine dropper whenever he has syptoms.maybe give baby some before feeding...<br><br>
gripe water is also supposedly good for it<br><br>
Also after feeding keep baby upright for at least half an hour, that way gravity kinda helps the prob.</div>
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We do the upright thing too. She actually hates laying down other than to sleep.<br>
I hadn't thought of gripe water, maybe I'll pick some up and see if it helps.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">It may also be that you are having a sudden first or second letdown and that it's spraying into baby's mouth or startling him/her. Here's some info...<br><a href="http://boards.webmd.com/[email protected]@.89a7d15c%21thdchild=.89a7d15c/0" target="_blank">http://boards.webmd.com/[email protected]@.89a7d15c!thdchild=.89a7d15c/0</a></div>
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I'm pretty sure it's not a letdown issue. I can feel my letdown - it is actually really painful too so I know when it's happening. Her popping on and off doesn't seem to be related to that.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Do you give your ds adult mylanta?<br><br>
Hugs mama! My DS does the same thing and screams all during his feedings.. pretty sure he has reflux too.</div>
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With my LO she doesn't scream during the feedings, just after and in her sleep <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Mylanta is ok for very occasional use in reflux babies. Giving it regularly can cause bone softening. If you suspect reflux, Zantac and prilosec/prevacid are much safer and more effective choices. Gripe water is a bad idea for a reflux baby unless it is the kind that does not contain sodium bicarbonate. It will help initially, but the body will respond by making more acid and you get what's called "rebound acidity". So, essentially, you make it better temporarily but the end result is that you make it worse.<br><br>
Do you have overactive letdown at all? Does your other breast leak when your milk lets down? Does your baby gulp at the breast? Any green poos? Do you offer one or both breasts at a feeding?<br><br>
Does your baby ever bite or clamp down on your nipple?
 
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