My daughter is just over four weeks old. She has been nursing great. But recently (the past day or so) she seems to be getting very aggitated and frustrated while nursing. She will latch on very easily and then a few minutes after she begins nursing, she will get red in the face and start grunting and squeeling. If I take her off the breast, I will be able to calm her down a bit and she will latch back on a few minutes later. But, the cycle will continue throughout the nursing period. I feel that I am getting frustrated while she is nursing. But, more importantly, I am concerned that she is not getting enough to eat.
As an aside, after she was born, I cut out all gassy veggies from the get go. So, I really don't think it is anything that I am eating.
Here's the thing: I think that it may be one of three things:
1. When she has to make a poo, it takes a while for it to come out. I think that she builds up to making a poo and that her tummy feels full or uncomfortable. So, nursing isn't comforting to her and maybe makes her feel more uncomfortable.
2. Maybe my milk is coming out too fast for her (or maybe too slow at times) and when it isn't the right speed she is feeling uncomfortable.
3. Maybe when she is really overtired or overstimulated she finds it more difficult or frustrating to nurse.
Do any of these things make sense? If not, what else can it be? If the above does make sense, is there anything I can to help her/us?
But, I just don't know what it is. I love nursing her and want to make sure that she is satisfied and feels good.
Oh - she has pee diapers throughout the day. And she makes a poo a day (but it is generally explosive and huge. It is mustard and seedy looking.)
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.