I have a 6 week old and am having some real challenges. I haven't been able to get in to see a LC yet but could use some help in the meantime. The last couple weeks she has started nursing 3-6 minutes and then coming off crying and super fussy. I KNOW i have fast letdown because it sprays far and intensely when I take her off during letdown. I have tried all the strategies suggested to me to help; taking her off during letdown, nursing reclined, nursing laying down etc. Nothing seems to calm her down after that initial 3-6 minutes. I try to burp her and she often will burp a few times and I try to re-latch her. Sometimes Itry on the same side, sometimes on the opposite. Maybe I will get a minute or so out of her if I'm lucky. But she always comes off crying and screaming. She seems like she wants to re-latch but she won't and if she does she just cries and comes off again. I initially thought maybe she was just done but she never ends nursing seeming content . She has always been a spitter but has gained weight well. When I weighed her myself a week ago she had gained 2.5 lb over birth weight. So I just literally have no clue whats going on. It is so stressful i have considered exclusively pumping because I just feel stressed all day. It just seems like she hates nursing and finds no comfort from it. She also has been having what seem like painful mucousy poops (normal in color)
The only exception to all of this is in the middle of the night for her 2 nursing sessions when none of this happens !
Please help me ?!