Stopped BFing

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-16-2008
Stopped BFing
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Sat, 07-18-2009 - 6:16am
My LO is approaching his 8th month. I went back to work when he was almost 6 months old. Since returning to work, it has been extremely hard for me to pump as I am always outdoors. When I come home, I always missed out on his feed. To make things worse, he started cutting his tooth and bit whenever he was at the breast. Things got so bad that eventually I stoppped bfing. Now, he won't even suckle when at the breast. My supply has reduced to droplets :(
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Registered: 03-27-2003
In reply to: mtht
Sat, 07-18-2009 - 8:48am

Your supply dropped b/c of the lack of milk removal when you couldn’t pump at work and missed feedings when you returned home. Often as this happens and b/c the baby is taking a bottle the baby objects to the slower flow from the breast. Babies usually don’t bite when they are actively drinking b/c as they suck they cover their teeth with their tongue and can’t really bite as they suck.