Babies Are Fussy When Breastfeeding?
Hello morning, I want to ask the condition of my baby who is fussy when suckling, even though she seems to be hungry for licking her hands, and her head is turning left and right like looking for breasts. I am worried that if I travel later I will not be able to breastfeed while lying down. How do you overcome these two problems? Thank you
Thank you for the question.
Babies who look fussy when breastfeeding can naturally occur for example when the baby is very sleepy, wet diapers, or feel other uncomfortable sensations in the body. It could also, this baby's fussing occurs due to an illness, for example canker sores, infections of the oral cavity, pharyngitis, digestive disorders, intestinal obstruction, food allergies or malabsorption, viral or bacterial infections, colds, and many other possibilities. Every baby can have its own comfortable position when breastfeeding, including your baby who may feel more comfortable when feeding while lying down.
Not always your baby's condition is dangerous, but not also this condition can be left alone. To be clear, you need to see your baby directly to the doctor or pediatrician. Usually, by checking the physical directly, doctors can already distinguish which conditions are reasonable, and which need further treatment.
In the meantime, you can do it first:
Keep breastfeeding your baby every time he asks If he is not even 6 months old, do not give him extra food or drinks. If he is more than 6 months old, give him MPASI that is easy to digest, do not get used to giving him instant food let alone snacks carelessly Give him clothes loose and comfortable Condition also the environment around him to be comfortable, including by changing his diaper routine Limit the habit of breastfeeding the baby while lying down so that he does not choke. Feed him while sitting in the most comfortable position, then burp him afterwards. Hope this helps ...