3 month old fussing
DS is 3 months old now. Sorry if this should be in the other forum.
We haven't had an easy time with BFing. When we work one thing out something else comes up. We're supplementing every other daytime feeding as per Dr's orders with formula in a bottle; no more than 5 oz in a day. The bottle had less of a negative effect than trying an SNS did, oddly. In fact, it improved his feeding at my right breast - slow flow and slow let down. I've tried to get my supply up to get rid of the formula, (pumping, herbs, etc) but nothing seems to work. I resigned myself to using supplementation and we've just moved on.
Things were going ok, we had a rhythm down. Now he's fussing after a minute or two at the breast. I'm lucky if he makes it to two half the time. He's pulling back, twisting, arching, then rooting around and incredibly miffed that he's no longer latched. He won't stay latched long, either. Diaper output is fine. I think weight is ok now (weight issues are why we're supplementing). No clicking or odd noises either when he pulls off; no spouts of milk. I do have a fast letdown on the left side, but he seems to like it. Oddly, he usually does just fine at night. We nurse reclined at night, cross cradle mostly during the day. Tried football and switching sides frequently. He still gets mad and pulls off. Ideas? Feedings take forever this way, and this mama (and her toddler) are just about out of patience. I know that sounds terrible.
Mamma to: DD (02.2010) and DS (08.2011)
We cloth diaper and are new to baby-wearing.
Learning to trust my instincts and turn off my scientifically-trained brain!