I am a mother of two children. During the years of breastfeeding, I established for myself 5 main causes of baby crying when feeding.
Chest closes nose
Reason number 1 on my list: chest closes the nose. It is not surprising, because I ran into her immediately upon arrival from the hospital.
When the milk arrived, my chest was huge, much larger than the face of a newborn. And when I put my daughter, her chest blocked her nose. The baby broke away from the nipple and cried. Naturally, I was worried, I thought that the child did not like milk, was nervous.
And the answer was simple. The baby could not inhale with the spout, was forced to interrupt the absorption of food and from this crying.
We solved this problem very simply. I kept the skin near the nipple with my fingers, and gave the very little nose to breathe freely.
Less than a month later, the first problem was solved, the second one appeared. My daughter began to spit out her chest again and burst into tears. As a mom, I immediately decided to check the nose, to make sure that the child breathes freely. So, a runny nose was detected, which did not allow the baby to calmly take the breast.
But I was not taken aback, I invented a simple sequence of actions. Sucking nozzles well, and then only gave the baby milk. So we fed with a cold, but without tears.
Baby misplaces breast
We had a problem not with breathing. She was in flat nipples. It was difficult for the daughter to grab the nipple, as it is not clearly formed. She would sometimes just take the skin into her mouth, start sucking, and then weep – the milk would not go.
Over time, both I and the baby adapted, but with the second daughter I was not tempted by fate, but used silicone lining on my chest. I think it’s just a godsend for moms with flat nipples.
Another cause of tears during feeding is pain in the abdomen and intestines. In this case, I did not force the little one to eat, but laid it on its back, massaging its tummy until the lawnies departed. Then naked belly pressed to her bare belly. This skin-to-skin contact always soothed the daughter. She ate and fell asleep.
Desire to sleep
Sleep I can confidently highlight as the fifth reason why pups are crying during feeding.
When my daughter wanted to sleep, she went into a terrible cry with a body arch and could not concentrate on food. She took a nipple, pulled, threw, cried. Do you know this picture?
In my case, it was necessary to wait a little or distract the baby. Then give her breasts and rock her.
Let’s just say that a child always has a reason to cry while breastfeeding, but there is no need to be afraid of it. Observation of the baby doll, its behavior and habits will help to understand what caused the tears. After all, for a child, tears are the way to communicate with mom.
Health to you and your kids!
What causes of tears during feeding you face?