Reasons Why Babies Don’t Feel Satisfied While Breastfeeding?
Good evening,rnDoc..is it normal for a 3 month old baby to breastfeed continuously..does he still not feel full or what?rnSo my child suckles within 1 hour without stopping..finally I help with formula and he looks full..is it normal?rnSbnry I don’t want to interfere, but the child is not satisfied..what should I do..rnPlease explain, thank you 🙏
Breast milk is absorbed almost completely by the baby's body, and babies need it constantly. Babies can breastfeed every 2-3 hours. In addition to meeting their needs, direct breastfeeding also provides a sense of warmth, comfort, and security so that babies feel that they need this attachment all the time. This is natural, and will usually lessen as the baby is able to explore his environment and learn new things. So, the long attachment is not necessarily caused by insufficient milk.
In addition to the above, a long attachment can be caused by an incomplete attachment, such as an uncomfortable position, a tongue-tie or an abnormality in the baby's tongue that makes suctioning less effective. If your baby's weight gain is normal according to the curve, is healthy, looks active, then actually additional formula milk is not needed.
Breastfeeding should be an enjoyable experience for both you and your baby. If you feel that something is wrong with your baby or you feel uncomfortable, you should not delay consulting your pediatrician or lactation counselor at a health facility. You will be examined further and given a solution according to your complaint.