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Why won't my baby breastfeed?
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Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics
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In brief: Breast feeding
Make sure baby is positioned right, latching correctly.
If the baby still refuses to feed make sure that your nipples are not inverted as it may require a nipple shield. Some infants are tongue-tied and have difficulty latching and sucking. It is poosible that your baby's temperament is such that he/she refuses to be too closely held and needs to be calm before latching on.

In brief: Breast feeding
Make sure baby is positioned right, latching correctly.
If the baby still refuses to feed make sure that your nipples are not inverted as it may require a nipple shield. Some infants are tongue-tied and have difficulty latching and sucking. It is poosible that your baby's temperament is such that he/she refuses to be too closely held and needs to be calm before latching on.
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
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In brief: Be patient
With newborns, both mom and baby are embarking on a learning experience.
Moms are learning how to nurse , and the baby is trying to figure things out as well. If the babyis a "reluctant nurser" try latching sessions of about 5 minutes, if you or the baby become frustrated, stop and offer your baby expressed breast milk. A lactation consultant will offer you great support. Don´t give up!

In brief: Be patient
With newborns, both mom and baby are embarking on a learning experience.
Moms are learning how to nurse , and the baby is trying to figure things out as well. If the babyis a "reluctant nurser" try latching sessions of about 5 minutes, if you or the baby become frustrated, stop and offer your baby expressed breast milk. A lactation consultant will offer you great support. Don´t give up!
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