I am a first time mom & my daughter is 7 1/2 weeks old. I have been pretty much EBF; she has had several bottles of pumped milk over the last few weeks (we need to get her used to a bottle since I go back to work in 2 weeks). Over the last 5 days or so, she has been fussing and wiggling/pulling a lot while nursing. She seems to do this most after about 7-10 min on the first breast and then when I switch sides if my milk doesn't let down right away. Sometimes while she is wiggling she comes off the breast and is off and on, off and on. So her latch is not good & she fusses. Also I'm getting kind of sore from the pulling & poor latches. It seems like when the milk lets down she is content but it doesn't let down quickly b/c she isn't sucking consistently. She doesn't do this every time she nurses, but maybe 50-75% of her feedings over the last few days have been like this. She has been spitting up more as well, I think probably b/c she is taking in more air with her fussing. I know that my milk lets down fast at first & she sometimes coughs & pulls off to catch her breath. I usually burp her when this happens. I also burp her between sides. Another strange thing is the time between feedings - sometimes she will go 3-4 hrs & be perfectly happy (usually while she is sleeping), other times she will want to nurse after 1-2 hrs. She is still having plenty of wet & soiled diapers. I usually give her a pacifier if she's fussing but I know she's eaten enough, of if she is acting like she wants to suck but doesn't want to eat.
So basically I'm just not sure if this is normal, or if I'm doing something wrong, or if there is something I could be doing to help her nurse better. She did great for the first 7 weeks - eating usually about 10-15 min from each breast at each feeding. I thought maybe a growth spurt but it doesn't really seem like she's eating more, just fussing more.
I tried to give as much info as I could...looking for advice from more experienced moms! Thank you!