Okay mamas, I'm stumped!
My 8 week old has cried at my left breast for probably about a month now, but not consistently. It would happen in the afternoon/evening mostly, but before bed and in the morning all was well. *Note: she sleeps at least 7 hours straight already, if not more, and is gaining weight WONDERFULLY, so the only thing I could rule out was lack of supply.
8 Well, now for the past few days to a week, she does it on both the right and left breast. Again, not in the morning, usually afternoon, evening, but is perfectly fine again at night when swaddled before bedtime.
I went back to work this past Monday, so we have introduced a bottle from about 4-5 weeks to prepare. She does NOT do it with the bottle EVER.
AND THEN there are some days where both breasts are a-okay with her, no fussing/crying at all.
Good news - most of the time when we take a break, be it a few minutes or an hour (depends on what she wants/tells me), she ends up latching on and finishing.
I have tried different positioning which has helped once or twice. I am not the type who usually eats exactly the same thing every day so there would be no obvious consistencies. No weird poop or fussiness other times leading me to believe it is something in my diet she doesn't agree with. She has always been the baby to un-latch when letdown occurs. During letdown I almost always spray, so I am assuming I have what is considered a forceful let-down or whatever the lingo is, but if it upset her that much wouldn't it happen every time, since my breasts do let down like that every time?
Any thoughts/suggestions are welcome. This is really puzzling me! So I must ask the expert mamas!