My daughter is 5.5 months old and she has suddenly become a very fussy nurser.
We are EBF and I have always had a great supply of milk. In the last few weeks, she has started pulling off frequently during sessions but if I put my breast away she gets angry and upset and tries to nurse through my clothes. SOmetimes she pulls off every ten or twenty seconds! I know she is teething. But I also think that my supply is low, especially at night. I have been giving her pumped milk in a bottle at night because she gets down right distressed and I can't seem to hand express any milk so I know at the very least she is having a difficult time getting the milk out. I am wondering if her gums are too sore to suck hard? I am getting a lot of pressure from my husband and mother-in-law to start solids, they both feel she is hungry and not gaining as much weight (though we haven't verified this). I don't think she is ready for food but it does seem like she is never satisfied after a nursing session, with the exception of the very first feed in the morning. Do I have a low supply? I am also wondering if this could have anything to do with starting the birth control pill. I have been taking it now for almost three weeks, it is the mini pill.