So, has anyone had this problem. My ds lately has been latching himself on before I can do it, which is fine most of the time. But, recently he has not been latching on correctly. We end up in a wrestling match to see who can get the correct latch first. I literally have to hold down his top arm to get control.
Finally once I get him latched on and he starts arching his back, stiffening out his body, and begins to use his top hand all at the same time to push himself away. He will either stretch my nipple out as far as I think it can possibly go or he will pop himself off and relatch himself on. It is beginning to really hurt my nipple. I am getting frustrated-this has been going on for a couple of weeks now. I have tried changing his position to sitting up straight-but he does not stay latched on. I tried burping him-that usually turns into another 5 minute struggle because he is crying and stiffening himself up so half the time I cannot get a burp out of him. I have also tried skin to skin contact.
I am beginning to get soooo frustrated with this breastfeeding. I feel like it has turned into a constant wrestling match and by the time he is halfway through his feedings I want to give up. He turned 3 mo old today-I want to bf for a year, but I cannot handle this. By the time we are done I am tired and stressed out.
Why are we having this constant battle? Has anyone else ever had this problem? I would love some additional suggestions.
Thanks so much-