4 months old baby

Question: Hi doctor, my 3 months and 12 days old son is showing resistance to breastfeeding since a week now. He is exclusively on breastmilk but he suddenly stopped taking the feed. He cries a lot if i try to feed him forcefully. Visited a pediatrician , he sais it could be due to sensory hyperactivity. What do you think about it? What can i do to solve this problem? Please help.

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Answer: Hi dear to some extent your doctor is correct because during this time a lot of mental changes happened in the baby and it might make him a little refusal towards breast milk but don't worry it is a temporary issue and it is going to be solved soon however there are few points that I am giving you out here so that you can understand as to what the problem is; A baby refusing feed can.be very stressful for the mother. 1) Breast is engorged and difficult for baby to feed. 2) Baby is full and doesnt want feed, in this case follow hid cues. 3) The flow of your milk, in the first few weeks the flow is more, and tough to handle for the baby. 4)Weather can affect feeding. *Skin to skin contact play a major role in feeding. *You can change position of feeding once and check. *feed the when the baby is asleep Hope this helps"
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