My daughter will be 9 wks old tomorrow. She's nursed pretty well up until this past week. Around week 5-6, she had a lot of fussy nights where she just did not want to nurse and I'd have to pump and bottle feed her. After the peak of fussiness she only refused to nurse occasionally when she was very sleepy and too tired work.
But now it seems like every time is a struggle to get her to latch on. She only wants to bottle feed. It's either very difficult to get her started or impossible. I have a forceful let down but it's gotten much better. I don't know what to do. It's now become very rare that she will nurse without a fight. She's still eating every 1 1/2 to 2 hours and I offer her my breast even before she's showing hunger cues sometimes.
I really don't want to pump and feed her my bottled milk all the time and that's what my husband wants me to do. He doesn't understand my frustration and how upset I would be if I couldn't nurse. I don't know what to tell him either.