Baby refusing breastfeed. What to do?

Hi Team, My daughter is 3 months old. She is on breastfeed. But from 5 days she is refusing to drink milk and not at all catching the nipple. When she was in sleep I am feeding her. I am using colicaid drops and xymex as well, but still she is not drinking milk . Kindly suggest me any drops to increase her appetite.

 

 

Baby refusing breastfeed. What to do?
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Paediatrics

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  1. Hello and welcome to Medimetry.There can be many reasons for inadequate breast feeding.Baby centred reasons are attachment problems,illness like cold,earache,sore throat,teething,weather.Milk supply which has fast flow,low supply and slow let-down all can cause decreased intake of milk by baby.Mother-centred reasons like use of different perfume,deodorant,unusual food in diet,hormonal changes can lead to decreased intake.Try different feeding position.Express some milk into your baby's open mouth to encourage him.Try singing to your baby or playing some favourite background music.Most breast refusal is temporary and in most cases resolves in few days.If baby is still refusing see a Paediatrician and get baby examined.Hope this information helped you.Keep us posted.Take care and best wishes!