Why is he not paying attention!?
I swear! Just when things started to get good and I finally got him onto the breast instead of pumping --
He's hit a growth spurt. I get that. Sometimes, especially at night, he nurses forEVER. Like an hour. But then, during the day... he barely eats, and I mean barely. He'll suck on one boob, whichever I offer first, for about 5 minutes. He will not take the other when he's done. He screams, actually, sometimes, and will refuse. And then he gets mad and will sit there and suck on his hands, and that's it.
And then, 45 minutes to an hour later, guess who's cranky for feeding again? Guess who will only eat one side for barely 5-8 minutes? Yep. That little guy I mentioned above.
Thing is, yesterday, I came down with mastitis. I worked it out, though, expressed, pumped, nursed all day until I couldn't stand it and it's better, it's just now my boob that had the plugged duct now ... feels a lot lighter. So much that there's not much in it. And then today, the left followed suit. They no longer feel full during feedings and I'm worried that perhaps, in his cranky, growth spurt breast strike (as it appears to be to me) that he's made my supply plummet and now won't nurse because there ain't nothin' there.
On top of that, when he's on the breast, he is interested in everything BUT feeding. He'll pop off to grin and talk to dad, or he'll pop off to grin and yap at me. He'll watch things and just stop sucking. He'll talk to my boob or yell at it, but he still, every time I relatch him, seems to *want* to feed.
I just dunno what to do. Any suggestions or advice would be handy dandy.
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