Why is my baby getting angry at the breast?
Babies may become angry if they are forced onto the breast when they are not hungry. Some mothers do this when their baby gets older and the feeds become shorter or during the evening fussies. They worry the baby is not feeding long enough and not getting enough milk. By six months of age, a feed of just five minutes can be normal. They may be concerned that some of the baby’s behaviours indicate hunger when they do not. Other mothers worry about emptying the breast or giving enough hindmilk. Forcing a baby to breastfeed when they are not hungry will result in anger and crying. Other reasons for babies to cry when being pushed to breastfeed include: pain, latching problems, or having mothers with a low milk supply.