My LO is 10 weeks old and for the last few days we have been having issues with afternoon and evening feedings. She will eat fine at night and in the morning, but come afternoon, she won't eat barely at all. She'll latch for a few seconds, pull off, cry, latch again, pull off, cry, rinse and repeat. She acts like she is starving the whole time she does this.
I've been wondering if it's due to slow letdown but I've attempted feeding while compressing my breast and she still fusses as described above.
Lately she's been chewing on her hands and drooling a lot, so I'm wondering if she's starting to teethe. She's also been congested lately with green snot, instead of white like it was previously. She went to the pediatrician on Monday and checked out fine, but this has really been happening only the last few days.
I know 10 weeks is early for teething, but my sister and I both started teething at two months, as did my niece.
I was finally able to get her to eat tonight with expressed milk in a bottle, but I didn't want to really start bottle feeding her until I go back to work in four weeks. I'm really at a loss of what to do. Should I continue breast feeding her in the morning, and give her bottles at night when she's really fussy? Should I continue trying to get her to take the breast at night?
I appreciate any help you might have.