I just wrote a thread about how I think Haley seems to be eating less, especially today. But then let me tell you what's happened. She napped until 2:30, and when she woke up she was acting hungry. So I sat down to try to feed her, and she latched on, sucked a few times, and then started fussing. She got really, really upset, to the point where nothing I tried worked.
She screamed for an hour. She screamed in my arms. She screamed in her bassinet. She screamed in her swing. She screamed while I bounced her. She screamed while I walked with her. She screamed at the park. She screamed in the dark. She screamed at the zoo. She screamed in the loo. (A little Dr. Seuss for ya.)
I tried several times to nurse her, because she was still doing her usual hungry cues. I tried in different locations, even. But she continued to scream. Poor Lefty, on which I was trying to feed her, kept dripping from all the nursing attempts, and my shirt was soaked.
Finally, an hour later, I offered her the right breast. She continued to fuss, so I started shushing, and minutes later she was nursing like she hadn't eaten in weeks. Now she's totally content, spit up a whole bunch, and just dirtied her diaper. And now my boobs are confused. Righty has had two feedings in a row and Lefty has missed one. She is feeling rejected and is getting full as punishment.
Can someone please tell me what just happened? Could it be, given the dirty diaper and spitting up, that her belly was bothering her? Or that she was so hungry that she couldn't calm down enough to eat? Or just fussy or tired, since she hasn't napped real well lately (although today she's napped more than she has in over a week)? I do NOT want to repeat this episode if it's something I can help.