Help! My LO suddenly would scream, cry inconsolably for hours when I try to feed him. This is especially so at night, after 9pm to the next morning. He would act like my boob is disgusting and screams at the sight of it as soon as I put my boob into his mouth, before he has even latched on. He is obviously hungry, sucking his fists frantically, but will not take my nipple. He would feed at 6pm, then would not feed till 12am, and then 5am. I tried to get him to feed in between those long stretches but he would scream his head off!
In the day, he is more willing to feed but his intervals are getting longer and he feeds shorter. For the past 2 weeks he's been feeding every 1-1.5 hours, around 10 min per feed. Now he feeds 2-3 hours, around 5 min per feed. It's like he's going through a reverse growth spurt.
This situation has started 2 days ago when he had a vaccination. I'm not sure if they are related.
I'm exclusively bfing.
This is breaking my heart as I'm worried sick that he does not get enough food. Not to mention those middle of the night endless screamings.
His diaper outputs seem to be ok, but I'll need to observe longer to deduce any changes.
It should not be oald as he screams even before he latches on! I don't think I have it anyway.
There is no change to my diet. I do not take dairy.
What's happening to him and will he latch happily again like we used to?
Thank you, I'm extremely distressed.