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Of the four possible lactation crises that can occur, the second comes around 6 weeks. That is, a month and a half after delivery (approximately).
This lactation crisis comes with some specific characteristics. We explain to you what are the main symptoms of a lactation crisis at 6 weeks and what you can do to continue breastfeeding successfully despite this 'stop'.
The lactation crisis occurs when the baby suddenly rejects the breast, without apparent explanation. The mother treats this signal as a rejection of her milk, and on numerous occasions she is scared to think that she may not be producing enough milk or her milk is not satisfying her child. But this is just a false alarm.
One of those lactation crises given at 6 weeks (the first lactation crisis can reach 3 weeks). This time, the milk changes flavor. This upsets some babies, used to a different taste of breast milk.
This change in taste alters in some cases the behavior of the baby- Therefore, the main symptoms of the lactation crisis at 6 weeks are:
- Baby gets angry, cries more than usual when you put it to the chest.
- When sucking, the baby latches on tightly to the nipple, pulls the nipple, is annoyed.
In any of these cases, the mother may think that the baby cannot get enough milk, but this is not the case. You just have to give him time to get used to the new taste of milk. It is a temporary crisis, it will end in a few days, and it does not have to jeopardize the success of breastfeeding.
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