Hello everyone, this is my first post. I'm hoping you can offer some advice to a first time mom.
My baby is 9 weeks old and for the past 10 days or so has been having problems nursing. From birth she always had a good latch on, and seemed to suck very well, averaging about 10 minutes on one breast per feeding. My breasts were very full and leaked a lot in the first weeks. Over the past few weeks they have decreased in size slightly, leak less, and I *feel* like they are producing less milk. However, my baby in the past 2 weeks started behaving strangely at the breast and I wonder if it may be related to oversupply: instead of latching on and staying latched, she latches on, sucks, and and then releases the nipple, then latches, sucks and releases, etc. during the whole feeding. Also, one or two feedings a day she will nurse for a few minutes and then begin to cry hysterically. I try to burp her, but regardless of whether she burps or not, she doesn't seem relieved and refuses to keep nursing. Once I take her away from the breast she usually calms down, but sometimes I need to give her a pacifier to satisfy the suck urge. Lastly, she rarely nurses for as long as 10 minutes anymore—more like 6-8 minutes. She goes about 2-4 hours between feedings during the day and slightly longer at night.
At our last visit to the doctor two weeks ago her weight gain was normal, but since then the problems have started so I can't tell if this is causing her to gain less weight. Another thing I have noticed lately is that her poops are mostly green and only occasionally yellow, which is something that apparently may indicate she's not getting enough hindmilk.
I guess the most distressing thing to me is the fact that she keeps letting go of the nipple during nursing, and is nursing for shorter periods. Could this be an oversupply problem or is it something else?
Thanks in advance for your advice!