How many hours till you start to worry?

A baby's refusal to feed is a distressing time. Sometimes the refusal is outright; other times just an extreme fussiness. Usually it is temporary and the baby returns to the breast. Share your experiences and support one another through this tough time here.

How many hours till you start to worry?

Postby Merry » Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:07 pm

Ds is 3 months and hasn't fed in about 7hrs :( when do I start to worry? He refused on and off the last few weeks but this is the longest stretch so far, what do I do? He screams as soon as I hold him feeding position and arches his back if I put the nipple near him. He's asleep now
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Re: How many hours till you start to worry?

Postby Esther » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:34 pm

Hugs Merry. I'd be looking at nappies first, how are they? Is it hot where you are? Maybe more sweat=less wet nappies?

There's a great article on breast refusal on ABA's main website. Or call helpline.


Hugs again. Hope it's short-lived x
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Re: How many hours till you start to worry?

Postby Merry » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:48 pm

He did end up having a feed about 8 and has been asleep since but I don't think he is having quite enough wet nappies so I think I'll call help line tomorrow, for some reason I always get scared and don't do it :oops:
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Re: How many hours till you start to worry?

Postby Esther » Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:30 am

Pretend that you will definitely get a chance to talk to MummyWoo ;-) or any other of the really lovely counsellors x
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Re: How many hours till you start to worry?

Postby ClOuD_NiNe » Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:54 pm

How are things today Merry?
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