Baby Doesn’t Want To Breastfeed?

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, I want to ask I just gave birth to my baby, my baby is only 13 days old.. it’s been 2 days my baby refuses to drink breast milk at all, what do you want because my breast milk is still clear and a little. . thank you

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Babies don't want to suckle, there are many possibilities, most of them are usually confused with nipples, babies who have been introduced to a bottle nipple earlier or given milk with the help of a bottle nipple, the milk will release milk on its own without the baby sucking strongly, but when your baby is breastfed Immediately, the baby must suck strongly, and sometimes the baby can't wait for the milk to come out. But other possible causes of your baby not breastfeeding, are:

Mother's nipples that go in or are too big, so that the baby has difficulty breastfeeding
Uncomfortable breastfeeding position
The volume of breast milk that is not maximal
The presence of thrush in your baby's mouth
The baby has the flu, usually there is a stuffy nose, the baby will be lazy to breastfeed
Baby has been immunized

If your baby does not want to breastfeed within 24 hours, and there are signs of dehydration or lack of fluids, such as the baby looks weak, is not active, tends to sleep constantly, has a fever, rarely pees, immediately check your baby to a Pediatrician, so that an examination of the cause of your baby can be examined. does not want to breastfeed, and the doctor will treat your baby's dehydration.


Some tips for you to make your breast milk a lot,

Keep calm, don't panic and stress
Express breast milk every 2 hours, so that milk production increases
Eat nutritious foods
Eat lots of vegetables and fruit
Drink more water 2-3 liters per day
Get enough rest

Some tips for you so that your baby suckles normally

change to a breastfeeding position that is more comfortable for your baby and you
Make the baby relax while feeding, for example while singing or sitting in a rocking chair while breastfeeding
Spread the milk on your nipples, and around the nipples
Feed every 2 hours, even if the baby doesn't want to, continue to hug your baby, so that there is skin contact with you
Follow lactation guidance

Thank you, hopefully useful. dr. Nurmarwiyah

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