My daughter is 4 1/2 months old and she is my first. She is exclusively breastfed and has been doing wonderfully since day one. However, about 3 weeks ago or so she started getting very fussy at her feedings and it is still continuing. She acts hungry and I offer her the breast and she will suck for a few moments and then pull off and then latch back, she does this over and over through the whole feeding. It is mostly on my left side (which does not flow as fast as my right). She finally gets to the point that she is screaming inconsolably. And will really only latch on my right.
I thought it might be an ear infection at first. We went to the Dr and sure enough it was. She was on meds and the pulling off got a little better. She went back and the infection is gone but the pulling off over and over is still going on. The Dr. told me to pump until my let down starts and this should solve the problem however, it did not help. They seem to be dismissing the problem and she does not seem to be teething....and it seems to be more than just a few day nursing strike (I think). This has been going on for a while now, she is gaining weight and having wet/poopy diapers daily, but I cannot figure out why she is pulling off over and over and it is causing her frustration and I'm afraid my supply in my left side is going to dry up.
Any help or advice would be appreciated...Thanks in advance.