My son is almost 7 weeks old. He has been EBF since he was born. I've posted here before, we've had some ups and downs, and lately, I've been going a little crazy.
I think maybe he is going through a growth spurt, because he was sleeping like crazy. He is still sleeping a lot, but he also hasn't been wanting to eat, which is out of the norm, and doesn't seem like it would go along with a growth spurt?
Anyway, I was planning on starting to give him one bottle of EBM a week, just so that he would get used to having the occasional bottle, and so I could get out of the house by myself once a week.
But lately when he's been eating, it is fitful. He makes all his normal cues, sticking out his tongue, mouthing his fists, etc. But he will pull my nipple into his mouth, and spit it out. Maybe suck a few times. And he does this over and over and over. Then he'll pull off completely, purse his lips and look away, his "mommy, I'm done" look. I can't imagine that he is getting enough to eat. I know I have an overactive letdown, and he usually handles it well, but he's stopped waking up as often as night, so I feel like my breasts are more full than normal, and so maybe now he is adjusting to that? But that along with just generally not eating, and I'm kind of at my wits' end. I can't help but feel like I'm doing something wrong. Why doesn't he want to eat?
He did have a poop this morning. It seemed like he was having wet diapers yesterday, but I'll keep better track of them today. I just don't know what to do. Everyone said it'd get so much better at 6 weeks, and this is one of the worst weeks we've had since the very beginning.