I am hoping for some answers to my BF problems. My son was born 12/3 and initially I had problems with poor latch and then blocked ducts on the right side. These have both resolved, though I still take 1 lecithin pill a day. He has gained 3 pounds since birth and is healthy. He pees/poops 6-8 times a day.
In the past two weeks my son has become fussy during some feedings. I feed him about 7-8 times a day, and usually a breastfeeding session is about 20-25 minutes. I do nurse him both sides, though more on first side. Anyway, 3 to 4 feedings of the day are huge battles all of sudden. My son has always been one that goes from happy to ravenously hungry in the matter of minutes. I usually nurse him every 2.5-3 hours but it can vary. Well, he is super hungry, I put him to breast, he latches on, feeds for 2 minutes, and is pulling off, screaming and scratching. This happens on both sides. Sometimes he screams even before I latch him. I try soothing, different positions, laying him on top of me in case of too much milk, etc. Nothing seems to work. I end up pumping and feeding him that way and he is fine.
I would say that in general, he is a high need, more sensitive baby than my other son was. He gets irritable during the day and is very gassy. We have tried gas drops, gripe water, massage, etc. I can't pump every time and I am wondering why he is doing this. Some feedings are fine too, which is weird. Could it be reflux or a food allergy? Please help!