Yesterday, 11:11 AM
Did any of the people who watched baby nurse think there was a nursing issue?
I guess I am wondering if this is more a (baby) personality problem or possibly some other health issue, than a breastfeeding problem. If I understand correctly, baby is gaining, and baby is capable of having calm nursing sessions at night, and even occasionally for 5 nursing sessions in a row.
There is really no reason that a baby who can nurse well some of the time should not be able to nurse well all the time. And yet, many and probably most babies do NOT nurse well all the time, and get fussy, scream, cry, won't latch, clamp, etc. at some sessions, even daily.
Most of the time, this is not often enough to be a concern, and mom can calm baby another way and try to nurse again later. But some babies, the issues happens so frequently there is more the concern baby will not nurse enough to get enough.
The health issue might be something that causes pain or discomfort some of the time. A baby has to engage a lot of anatomy in order to nurse. So pain or tightness is the jaw or neck, headache, earache, gum pain, even not liking the position because an arm or something gets pinched or leaned on, as well as gastrointestinal discomfort, and probably many other things, can cause issues.
You have seen lots of helpers, so I assume someone has discussed if maybe seeing a chiropractor, or someone who practices cranial sacral therapy or bowen (maybe bowin? Can't remember) therapy, might be...