LO very fussy at breast.
Since the weekend (as well as off and on for the last few months) my DD has been REALLY fussy at the breast, it's a struggle at every feeding. I can barely get her to eat and I know she's hungry. As soon as I get her near my boob, she arches her back and turns away from me often crying or squeeling. I've tried using various positions, walking around, bouncing on an exercise ball, side lying. Nothing seems to work. She doesn't appear to be teething or anything, and otherwise she's a really pleasant baby.
My LO is 4.5 months, she weighs about 13 lbs. I'm trying to do 8 solid feedings per day due to her weight dropping from the 50th percentile to the 25th between her 2 and 4 month dr appointments (dr recommended feeding her as much as I could to try to get her weight up). It's been very difficult to even get 6 in per day and they're not even that great.
She doesn't do overnight feedings, she sleeps through the night from about 9-10pm till 7-8 am, and has been since 6 weeks old. She does have about 5-7 wet diapers per day.
I feel like our nursing relationship has never been that great, always tenuous. I try not to get upset when she doesn't feed, but I know she must feel my tension.
Mommy to Ophelia
Born April 16 2011 after 2.5 yrs TTC