My 4 week old son is being currently exclusively breastfed. Currently feeding anything from every hour to two hours.He is producing 8-10 wet/dirty nappies, gaining weight well and his dirty nappies are yellow and seedy.
I have noticed that at times whilst he is nursing he chokes and coughs-often detaching himself from the breast to catch his breath before re-latching him and continuing his feed. Is this ok? or is my milk coming out too fast for him? Should I change my nursing position?
I have also noticed that at times whilst nursing he pulls and tugs my nipple back with his head and then shoves his head back all the way into my breast so much so that he can't breath-the cycle then repeats himself until he calms down. Is he fussing like this at the breast because my milk is too slow at those times or also because it is coming out too fast? What can I do as my breast are really tender after his tugging session.
He has also become increasingly gassy, could this be the reason for him pulling and tugging on the breast? I've noticed that if he wants to pass a stool whilst feeding he grunts, moans and tugs; and when the stools is passed he relaxes again?
advice would be appreciated