Re: Fussiness and crying while nursing
Welcome and congratulations on the new baby! What you describe sounds textbook normal for a baby that age. As long as diaper output is normal, it's not a sign of low supply. It's just developmental. Many babies go through a colicky phase around that age. My kids both did- they would fuss, pull off the breast, scream like someone was sticking pins in them. If you're lucky () it's only in the evenings, in which case you're experiencing something people call " evenings-only colic" or " the witching hour(s)". Some things that may help:
- White noise.
- Motion. Rocker, stroller, swing, bouncy seat, etc.
- Babywearing. Babies sometimes are comforted by being snuggled up in a sling.
- Fresh air. Worked like a charm for my girls!
- Warm bath.
- Calm house. Keep the lights, tv, and stereo low or off.
- Nurse. Nurse nurse nurse nurse nurse.
Feeling less full is very normal, and as long as baby continues to produce adequate diapers, not a sign of low supply. Most moms start out making too much milk, and consequently feel engorged or full fairly often. But as time goes on the body adjusts to make just the right amount of milk, without a lot left over to make mom feel full. This is desirable: making excess milk is a waste of energy and also puts you at increased risk for plugged ducts and mastitis.
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