My 10-month-old Baby Won’t Drink Breast Milk?
My baby was 10 months old and last night I didn’t want to suckle, I had a lot of breast milk. Usually he would suckle, but when he slept he would suckle. I wonder why ??? Even though it’s normal for him to be sleepy and suckle and go to sleep, this is what he wants to suckle … I have to build it ?? To put him to sleep when he isn’t suckling is difficult, he has to carry him for hours.
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Breastfeeding is a special interaction between mother and child, so it provides positive benefits in the form of emotional closeness or help the health of your mother and baby. In this breastfeeding process, many things can happen in a mother interacting with her baby, either giving positive words, praying, or giving peace to the baby especially when the baby is nervous or sick. Therefore, when this habit is reduced or different from usual, it can cause anxiety and question marks for the mother.
However, this should not make the mother continue to become anxious, however, breastfeeding mothers are more calm and evaluate the possible causes.
Some things that often cause babies to be lazy to drink breast milk or not drink milk from normal can be caused by several things, such as:
1. baby mouth canker sores, marked redness in the oral cavity
2. pain in the baby's gums, with marked redness on the gums
3. the baby has strep throat, flu or cough
4. Breast milk is not smooth
5. or you have a new habit to consume drugs or herbs, thus affecting the condition of your milk
6. baby is full
Therefore, by identifying several possibilities independently, breastfeeding mothers can find out the possible causes of the complaints of babies difficult to drink breast milk. However, if nursing mothers have difficulty in identification, then the mother can consult directly with a pediatrician or in poly lactation regarding this condition. The doctor can carry out diagnostic steps to find out the cause and provide treatment.
Regarding your question, the complaint you made, it might be related to a disturbance in your baby's oral cavity or digestion, so you can independently evaluate this possibility. You also need to pay attention to some types of food, whether this is a risk to your baby's health or not, thus, you do not need to worry about changing your baby's habits. And if you need help, you can consult your pediatrician. The doctor will help ascertain the cause and provide education in accordance with the complaints you face.
What you can do right now is, you can reduce the type of extra food your baby eats before going to sleep to prevent satiety when the baby is going to sleep, in addition, you should reduce the habit of putting your baby to sleep by walking or other activities, to familiarize your baby sleep with the habits that you have formed before.
Thus the info we can convey.