Ok, so I know that there are many posts on here relating to "fussiness at the breast," and I see that a lot of this is caused by OALD and seems to be accompanied often by "choking" and "sputtering."
My 11 week old is not so much "fussy" at the breast, and does not choke but she seems to be, as I like to call it, "lollygagging" or "dawdling." She sucks for a few minutes, pulls off, moves her head back and forth, latches back on, sucks, pulls off, moves her head back and forth, latches back on, and so on and so on and so on. I was thinking maybe she is just taking a break or something during feeding? I don't know . . . . is it possible for a small baby to have the rational capacity to take herself off to "rest" for a second? If I end the session due to repeated on/off motions (it annoys me) she cries and is happy when I put her back on. I'm still trying to figure out if she is comfort nurser or not . . . . Maybe she wants to stay on the breast to suck, but doesn't necessarily feel like dealing with the milk once she's full?
I'm confused. . . .