I have a baby who will be 4mos on Monday. In the beginning he would scream after nursing, everytime. He was colicky and very unhappy for the first 2 months. I also had an overactive let-down. We put him on zantac for reflux which seemed to help a little.
Now (and for about the past month) I am only able to get him to nurse while he is sleeping. I have to put him to sleep (by bouncing on an exercise ball)and then sit down and he will root and nurse pretty well. He will not ever accept the breast while he is wide awake. Am I creating a bad habit? He will take the bottle while awake, even from me.
Should I pump and feed him from a bottle?
He is a very active 4 month old and has to see whats going on every minute. I just dont know if what I am currently doing with his is a good habit for the long term?
I asked the pediatrician and she didn't really have any suggestions.