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I was reading that bewteeen 3-6 months pp that our homrones go through a shift and can cause a miriad of things to happen (nausea, dizzyspells etc)<br><br>
Is the same true with milk? My ds1 at about 5 or 6 months started to act like he didn't like my milk. I was pregnant but I was only about 7 weeks when I m/c'ed. B is acting the same way. I'm not questioning the pg part but is there a change in milk that I don't know about???
 

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No, unless you are weaning. This can cause the milk to become salty. Increase nursing session frequency.<br><br>
Or are you pg again?<br><br>
Waht do you mean, he doesn't like your milk? Is he refusing to nurse as frequently? Read this:<br><br><a href="http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/baby/back-to-breast.html" target="_blank">http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/...to-breast.html</a><br><br>
The hormones shift is, when you are just post-partum, your milk is made by the actions of 2 hormones, prolactin and oxytocin. Over time, prolactin decreases and by about 6 mos is pre-pregnancy levl again. Oxytocin is dependent on frequent feedings. Are you co-sleeping? Is baby sleeping a very long stretch at night?
 

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He does sleep a stretch at night but he always has. Nothing there has changed.<br><br>
We aren't weaning.<br><br>
He is hungry. He is arching his back to eat and latches onto anything soft. So, I get him ready. He latches on for about a minute then pulls off crying. He latches on for another minute then does the same thing again. Its like something isn't right but I don't know what.<br><br>
So, I'm not sure what the deal is. He is nursing just as frequently and nothing seems to be any different with him. I don't know if he isn't hungry but he realizes he hasn't eaten in awhile and wants to but doesn't really want to.... so confusing!
 

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Sounds like he is in pain. It is not your milk. He might be teething. Or have thrush.<br><br>
If he won't nurse, make sure you express or pump. He might take some in a cup.<br><br>
Go to kellymom.com and look up<br><br>
teeting<br>
thrush<br>
breast refusal
 

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Ok dont panic this is nothing unusual, LOL. My DS went through the SAME EXACT IDENTICAL thing around that time and I ended up getting frustrated adn "force feeding him" the breast. I never did figure out exactly what it was, maybe his teeth, maybe his growth spurt, maybe he was frustrated over wanting to eat really fast so he could get back down and play, who knows, but I SERIOUSLY dont think it is your milk. Maybe if you are pregnant again you milk supply is a little low and you arent having letdown like you use to. or maybe it is that time of the month and your milk supply is low and you arent having let down like he is use to, LOL
 

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He seems to be doing better. I just stopped trying and let him decide when to eat. I think he is just oging longer in between feedings and wasn't quite sure what to do in between <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
He did a similar thing when he started staying awake more. BUt yesterday he did great.<br><br>
I also started taking acidophilus 2 days ago because I had a burning feeling and I think the thrush was making a reappearance and that was playing a part as well.<br><br>
I'm not pregnant. I tested just to be sure. PHEW!!
 
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