Hello. (My first post here).
I am a new mother and breast feeding my 8 week old little boy.
He was 3 weeks early, and very, very calm. Hardly ever a cry.
When he was first hungry, he simply made a fish movement with his mouth while looking up at me. His latch from the start was fantastic!
Since we left the hospital, from time to time (and more often now) he goes through a real spaz attack before latching (which is hardly a latch anymore; more like I am a drink box: nipple tip only). He shakes his head from side to side, looks every which way, and kicks and punches, and even lets out a little scream, then, as soon as his latches, he's totally fine.
Sometimes it lasts a while, and in the middle of the night,
it is a real test on my nervous system, but I am more concerned about him being so upset.
The doctor said to just make him comfortable, but I can not do more to do this than I am.
I worry it is something else...anyone have an experience like this?