Yesterday, 07:47 PM
Ok, if this started after your return to work, I think it makes sense it might be related. Not for sure of course, but might.
So what might cause this behavior that would be work related?
Is baby in daycare? Perhaps baby caught something, very common when a baby first goes to day care.
If baby is being overfed while you are gone, or fed too much at once, that can cause issues with nursing. This is probably the most common reason for this kind of behavior, but it does not fit with the fact your baby is not eating at all when you are at work.
If care giver is or has been overly insistent that baby eat, that may cause a feeding aversion. Not that anyone would do this on purpose, but mom's return to work is a bit stressful and if baby was upset but not eating, I can see how a caregiver might get just a little upset or insistent, pushing bottle into babies mouth, that kind of thing. This would not bother some babies but could cause some temporary feeding aversion in others.
Another thought is that your baby is simply in a different feeding and growth pattern, and just does not need to eat as much right now. But since you are understandably concerned, you are making sure baby nurses when baby is asleep. And since baby is nursing just as much as before, but now only when asleep, baby is not hungry when awake, or at least not hungry enough to fight through whatever is causing the resistance to nursing.
Your milk production is clearly fine, and baby is gaining well,...