Hi - new here. My baby has always had a great shark baby latch, has always eaten
and slept well - through the night since day 5.
about 1.5-2 weeks ago she started coming off the breast after 5-10 minutes, not latching back on, getting really frustrated and ended up crying inconsolably. It was nearly always at her last feeding at pm.
little history: My milk came in on day 4 and has increased exponentially. During the middle of the night i can pump nearly 8 oz.
i started pumping pretty early on and now 5 weeks later have nearly 100 oz frozen.
she started doing the pull off thing at night and i would try and try to get her to keep eating because i knew she was still hungry and i knew she needed more.
fast forward to about week ago, she started having green poop. every other diaper was dark green. It finally stopped last weekend, shes gained a full pound in a month, and shes had great wets and dirties. yet she is still pulling off and refusing to eat, even during morning and daytime feedings.
my MIL claims its colic because her son had colic. I dont think thats it because she IS consolable, and she will latch back on if i just let her have a break and sleep for a while.
I had her on a great schedule that was working great for her, then this started. (Dr Denmark schedule - every 4 hrs at 5, 9, 1.)
Im not getting uncomfortably engorged and my milk doesnt spray out without me squeezing my nipple.
Ive heard she gets frustrated that its not coming out fast enough, and ive heard babies just need to cry at night because they are overstimulated or dont know how to unwind from the day.
i also am starting to think i possibly have thrush?
I have an extremely high pain tolerance, but nipples are Super tender after feeding/pumping, they are pinkish/reddish after feedings and itch a little sometimes.
Her mouth has white on her tongue but my MIL says its just "milk tongue" and its not all over her mouth or on my nipples.
any help would be marvelous.