Hi, I really hope someone can help me as I'm really not enjoying this anymore!
I've been exclusively breastfeeding since my little one was born, and have gone through growth spurts and fussiness but this time she seems different.
She's literally on for a few minutes, then on and off for a few more minutes and then she's sick, then fusses more then goes back on. It feels like she's forgotten how to feed. She's also really gassy, but her latch is good when she is on for these short times.
This is happening every hour to two hours and both me and her are getting very little sleep. I haven't been doing anything different, my diet has stayed the same, never used bottles/dummies as she won't take them! She still has dirty and wet nappies so the doctor isn't concerned. The doctor prescribed gaviscon (anti acids) but she won't take it via syringe, spoon, bottle or sippy cup.
I feel like I'm at the end of my tether with lack of sleep and I don't feel like she's feeding as efficiently as she has been. I just don't know what to do?! Is this a phase? Do I wait it out or am I doing something wrong?
She's a great weight btw @ 13.3lbs and her feeds before ranged from 5-30 mins depending on the time of day so that's not a concern, I just don't know why the feeding has suddenly gone downhill like she's forgotten what to do!
Please, please tell me this is normal and I've just got to see it through and it'll all get back to normal...I really don't want to give up as I love the bond, I just want it to get back to being easy like it was.
Thanks in advance for replies,
From one poorly, sad and exhausted first time mummy