Hi everyone, my 6.5 month old has recently been more difficult to nurse, particularly at her last feed before bedtime. I've also noticed that at this time I'm not feeling a good letdown or that it seems to come slower. I can't tell if that's the problem or if she's just too distracted or not hungry at all.
She will start sucking eagerly and then in a few seconds pull off and turn her head away from the breast. Sometimes she will arch her back when I try to re-offer. Maybe she is truly not hungry? Or is she frustrated or just distracted?
I nurse her about 3 times a day on days when I work, and DH feeds her about 3 bottles of EBM (3 to 4 oz. each) when I'm at work. Generally I will get home around 4pm, nurse her (usually a good solid feed) and then I nurse her again before bed at 6-6:30 pm, and this is the "hard" one. Maybe she's still full from the afternoon feed, even though she seems eager to nurse at first?
Diaper output is good, no signs of teething right now, and we introduced solids a few weeks ago. To heed off distraction I try to nurse her in a dark, quiet room but she still displays the behaviors I described above, even though in general she is typically easily distracted at the breast, even during "good" nursing sessions.
I'm just confused...would like any input you have to share! Thanks!