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  • My baby won't latch
  • Latches for a few minutes and then passes out
  • Should I buy a different bottle?
  • I feel like my supply is dropping fast
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Questions from Real Parents

My baby won't latch.
  • Tina | Parent of 4 day old

    My baby is having trouble latching and I am worried he isn't getting enough milk. What can I do?

  • Dana C. | Tinyhood Lactation Consultant

    Hi! Happy to help. Can you share a bit more background info with me first: How old is baby? Is this a new problem?

  • Tina | Parent of 4 day old

    Four days old. Baby was latching fine in hospital. Now just puts mouth on boob and screams. I know he's hungry.

Latches for a few minutes and then passes out.
  • Monica | Parent of 3 day old

    My baby is 3 days old. I want to exclusively breastfeed but she's so sleepy, so latches for a few minutes and then passes out. I'm not sure she's getting enough.

  • Dana C. | Tinyhood Lactation Consultant

    Congratulations on your new baby! Hang in there! It gets easier 😌 Try undressing baby down to her diaper before a feed. This will help keep her a bit more awake during the nursing session. But, your body will keep her warm – don't worry! When she starts slowing down/falling asleep, try squeezing or compressing your breast – this will express some colostrum into her mouth and you'll probably notice will prompt her to start drinking again.

Should I buy a different bottle?
  • Lucy | Parent of 5 week old

    Baby is 5 weeks and has never had a bottle. I tried to give one just now and he freaked. Should I buy a different bottle?

  • Dana C. | Tinyhood Lactation Consultant

    Hi Momma – before you go out and spend a ton of money on different bottles, let's try a few things.
    - Offer bottle to baby before he's too hungry. If he normally eats approximately every 3 hours, try offering bottle at 2.5 hours so he's not starving. It's hard for any of us to learn something new when we're starving.
    - Make sure you are using a "slow flow" or #1 nipple so it doesn't come out too fast
    - Don't hold baby in the same position or spot you would normally nurse. In fact, you can even try putting him in a bouncer or car seat and see if that works. Holding baby in a completely different way signals to him that this isn’t the exact same experience as breastfeeding, so he may be more open to the bottle.
    See if these tips help! Let me know how it goes.

I feel like my supply is dropping fast
  • Claudia | Parent of 3 day old

    Hi. I have a 14 week old and have been exclusively breastfeeding. I just went back to work and I feel like my supply is dropping fast. I'm so worried I won't be able to make enough to send to daycare. I don't want to supplement with formula. Help!

  • Dana C. | Tinyhood Lactation Consultant

    Hi! Congratulations on your new baby and great job exclusively breastfeeding so far! Many moms experience a similar [temporary!] dip in supply when they return to work – don't panic! Can you share what a typical 24 hour weekday schedule looks like in terms of nursing and pumping? Also, how frequently does baby eat during day/night?