8 Months Baby On Breastfeeding Strike?
Good morning .. I want to ask, since yesterday my child (age 8 months) has stopped breastfeeding .. even though usually almost every 3 hours I drink breast milk .. drink milk and water using a pacifier I want, eat Mpasi also want .. everyone wants to except breastfeeding .. what is the effect of teething? (Because now his teeth are growing 4 seeds but they are almost perfect) .. thanks .. please instructions ..
Hi Vitania, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
A baby who suddenly breaks down on direct breastfeeding (also called a nursing strike) can be caused by many possibilities, the following are some of them:
pain in the baby's mouth, for example when the baby is teething, there is fungus in the mouth, canker sores in the baby's mouth
there is an infection in the baby's ear
the baby has a cold and has a stuffy nose which makes it more difficult for the baby to breathe while feeding
breastmilk reserves that begin to decline or a slowed reflex of milk output
you have shocked the baby while the baby is breastfeeding (for example, because the baby bites your nipple and you scream)
you are using a different scent soap, perfume, or lotion for your baby
changes in the taste of breast milk, for example because you take certain vitamins or drugs, or because you are menstruating, you have experienced blockages in the ducts, etc.
You should try to find out in advance the cause of your baby's nursing strike at this time. If it is caused by teething pain, usually the nursing strike only lasts a short time and the baby will want to breastfeed again afterwards. Make sure you empty your breasts by pumping while your baby is experiencing this nursing strike.
Here are a few things you can try to do:
Breastfeed when the baby is sleepy
try other breastfeeding positions
breastfeed the baby while cradling the baby
Feed the baby in a quiet, dark, and free from distractions
make skin-to-skin contact while breastfeeding
You also have to make sure that your baby doesn't have any other illnesses at this time. If your baby has a cold, has mouth sores, or the mouth looks full of white coating, take your child to the Pediatrician for further tests.
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