We have gotten off to a rocky breastfeeding relationship. He is fussy at the breast and won't always latch right on. He'll stars sucking, then pull off crying. Sometimes he'll suckle, but won't be latched on and I'll feel him almost roll the nipple into position, but that doesn't always happen either. He will only take one side for about 10 min every 2-3 hrs, then he falls asleep. I've tried everything, but he usually won't take both sides.
Nighttime is our worst time. Starting at 10 or so, he will scream unconsolably for hours, refusing to nurse at all. I don't schedule feed him, and nurse on demand, but for some reason he won't do it at all at night. I was so engorged last night that I had to pump, and then I fed him the pumped milk from a bottle, and he took it fine, as I sat there crying. This is my third baby, and I nursed my other two, and can't imagine not nursing him, but it's really starting to upset me.
Any suggestions/advice? He is gaining weight, and having plenty of wet/dirty diapers and I have plenty of milk, so I just can't figure out what the issue could be. Thanks for reading my novel.