My 2 week baby not drinking breast milk. What to do?
- By Team TDO
Has the baby not been drinking breast milk since birth or recently? If refusal to breastfeed is only since a day or 2, it can be due to causes such as improper feeding technique, cold sore/thrush in the baby's mouth, stuffy nose, ear infection, mastitis causing a change in the taste of milk etc. Keep trying to feed your baby. Offer her feeds when she is sleepy, some babies who refuse breastfeeds while awake may do so while being sleepy. Keep expressing your breast milk with a pump regularly. Please visit a pediatrician for further guidance.