First I just want to acknowledge everyone's posts on here, I enjoy reading all and thank everyone for sharing because all this information is helpful to people like me reading who are confused on what thier baby is doing.
My just turned 4 month old baby is confusing me with her nursing. She has starting to cry whenever I try to feed her. I have nursed my first daughter (with our own problems) till she was 6 months (which I then thought she weaned herself, which was probably not the case, but we had our problems) and now I'm scared that the same problems are happening again with my second daughter.
I'm scared that she's not getting enough. She's a large baby, born 9.5 LBS and has gained weight well, now she is at 17.5 LBS and has what I think of good output in diapers, although she doesn't poop everyday and her poops remind me of pea soup (sometimes kinda brown, not really yellow) she cries and fusses when I try to nurse her, this has been going on for probably close to 2 weeks now. She used to nurse every 2 hours, sometimes a little more (even throughout the night), but the last week or so she doesn't seem to want to nurse, but I always offer every couple of hours because I don't want her to get over hungry and then it's always a battle, and I'm just use to nursing every couple of hours so I'm always looking at her for cues that she's hungry, but she's seem to have lost all of the noticable cues. I do She cries a lot at nursing and then is fussy during the day. What if's she's hungry? I do believe she's teething, and has been for over a month now. (her hands are always in her mouth and she cries like she in pain) can it be possible for a baby to not nurse because of teething pain?
I really do not want to offer her a bottle (I had tried that with baby #1 and it was a nightmare when she prefered bottle over breast, but with help from a LC, I got her back on breast only) also, I found that I do not pump a lot of milk, I am pumping now about once a day just to have some and make sure my supply stays up as my doctor has already suggested that I start to supplement as baby is hungry. And pumping with last baby, I pumped myself out (to the point where I could no longer pump any milk out, and I tried everything) SORRY FOR RAMBLING ON AND ON.
I have tried different positions for nursing, but she always seems to cry. I really don't want to starve my baby. Has this happened to anyone else?
Thanks in advance for any advice, sorry again for long post.