6 Month Old Babies Don’t Want To Drink Breast Milk?
my baby on the 12th of the 6th will be 3 months old, but in the past 4 days he doesn’t want to be rational, he always refuses every time he is given breast milk, at least if he is sleeping he wants to be breastfed. How is that? What steps should I take? R nPlease answer
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Need to be clear, have you given additional food or drinks to your baby besides breast milk?
If you have given your baby extra food or drink (for example formula milk), it is likely that your baby will no longer want to breastfeed because of confused nipples. This condition usually occurs if you use inappropriate delivery media, such as pacifiers. Because the baby already feels comfortable using a pacifier, where he no longer has to bother to suck to get milk, the baby will become more lazy to suckle directly from the breast. It could also be that the baby no longer wants to breastfeed because he already feels full because of the food or drink that you provide.
However, if you only give your baby exclusive breastfeeding, then you should also consider other possible causes that make babies reluctant to breastfeed, for example:
Discomfort in the baby's body, such as coughing, thrush, sore throat, nausea, bloating, pain Changes in the condition of the mother's breast or breast milk, for example due to injury or infection in the nipple, inverted nipple, breast milk is difficult to come out ( such as due to clogged milk duct and mastitis) Certain diseases, such as dehydration, gastrointestinal infections, other viral or bacterial infections, intestinal inflammation, etc. Considering this condition has been going on for 4 days, we recommend that you don't let it drag on. Check your baby directly to the doctor or pediatrician so that a more in-depth evaluation relates to the condition he is experiencing. If there is a certain disease that your baby is experiencing, your doctor may also conduct supporting tests, for example blood tests, ultrasound, x-rays, and so on.
In the meantime, you can first do the steps below:
ONLY give your baby milk, don't give extra food or drinks without doctor's advice. As much as possible, feed the baby directly from the breast, don't use a pacifier. If you are unable to breastfeed the baby directly, give it with the correct media, such as a spoon or cup feeder. always clean the baby's oral cavity before and after breastfeeding, as well as in the bath and before going to sleep Keep your breasts clean Also do gentle massage on your breasts periodically, drink more water, eat nutritious foods, and don't stress so that milk production is maintained You talk, persuade him so he would want to breastfeed again. Do not give drugs carelessly to the baby. Hope it helps.