Yesterday, 07:06 PM
Hi, I am having the exact same problem with my 6 month old (it's actually why I signed up today for the forum). She's done this for about two months. She acts hungry, sucks for about 3 seconds, then cries. I've been switching sides every time she does this - so she'll suck three times, cry, switch sides, suck three times, cry, repeat - for sometimes 20 minutes. I feel like she associates pain and frustration with breastfeeding now, and actually feel like she associates *me* with pain and frustration (I might be imagining that, but it does seem like she doesn't have as much fun with me as she used to). She is fine having bottles (I work full time, husband is at home with her during the day, and gives her two 5-oz bottles for a total of 10 ounces while I'm gone for 8 hours each day).
I've read that it might be teething, though she has no signs of teeth (she does put everything in her mouth and gnaw on things constantly). If it is teething, what can I do? If it's not teething - what can I do? I'm really getting to the point that I feel like she hates breastfeeding - and I really hope she still likes me :(.
I don't mean to hijack your thread but I'm really interested in any replies you receive.