My LO is 4 weeks old. For about the past week she has been getting REALLY fussy around 6-9 PM. Sometimes it has even started around 4 PM and lasted until 9! She acts hungry, but when I put her to the breast, she cries and fusses, bats her fists in the air (or at whatever is in her way--including my boob) , and shakes her head all over the place (which is really strange looking and kind of scary). She will latch on for about five minutes (or less), then starts the crying and fussing all over again, so I don't think she is actually getting very much milk. I visited a lactation consultant recently who said I have an OALD and an oversupply, so I suppose this could have something to do with it, but why is her reaction so fussy around this time-frame, and what can I do to help her out?
To confuse matters even more, last night my husband gave her a bottle of pumped milk around this time. This was only her third bottle ever. But, we were hoping that if the OALD/oversuppy issue was causing the problem, this would help to avoid the fussines, but it didn't! She took the bottle (most all of the 4 oz. anyway), but it took over an hour (she still pulled off and fussed and cried throughout) and she was still fussy afterwards for a couple of hours.
Any ideas or advice on this issue? Otherwise things are going pretty well... The crying a fussing is just so frustrating because she seems so miserable, and I don't know what to do to make things better. I appreciate ANY suggestions.