My 2 week old did very well breast feeding from his first day, besides having the normal issue of feeding/sleeping peacefully all day and feeding/not sleeping at night.
This week, he's started being extremely fussy both before and after feeding. He latches on just fine, will feed until he falls asleep and seems full. As soon as I re position him to burp, he starts screaming, kicking and fussing to the point where it's hard to hold on to him. It's gotten to the point where I feel frustrated and irritated with my baby. My husband will take him or my mom and he goes to sleep. I'm beginning to feel like every time I hold him he's either screaming hysterically or feeding, there's no being content. I'm trying so hard to be patient, I've tried feeding in new positions, burping in new positions, feeding on one side only (he also seems to have lots of gas), but no matter what I've tried he screams as soon as I have him, unless he's eating.
We saw the pediatrician this week and she says he's gaining impressively, and appears very healthy in every way. She suggested the fussing may be a result of me having a 'fast flow', as he is a little piggy and will gulp then pull off and choke before wanting to latch on again. I know some about of fussing is normal, but it seems like he's just not happy unless he's eating or sleeping, and the last few days it seems I can't get him to sleep either.
I've cried several times today in frustration over this. I feel horrible that I can't comfort him, I feel guilty for getting so frustrated with him, I feel irritated with the people around me who make it look easy. I'm hoping someone here can offer some real advice on what I can do differently. Thanks for listening.