For the past week, my nine-week old has started flailing around violently around 5-10 minutes into her feed. She jerks her head with the nipple in her mouth and rubs her eyes/pulls her ears/punches her jaw/grabs her head. We took her to the doctor to see if it was an ear infection ... but she was given the all-clear.
She used to flail around before but without the hand action, until we swaddled her for feeds. Then it stopped and we stopped swaddling her too because it is too hot here in Beijing in the summer and because it makes her sleep too quickly while nursing.
I have read the "kellymom" info on milk flow and I don't think my flow is particularly slow. If anything, let-down is on the fast-side. But if she were objecting to it being too fast, she would be flailing at the beginning of the feed rather than some time into it. She is usually fine during the first few minutes.
Can anybody help? I feel like my nipples are being torn off.