My handsome baby is 11 days old and he has decided to scream and cry when I try to get him to latch on. He has done great breastfeeding... a correct latch, eating often enough, peeing and pooping, etc. Now the last few days he will cry when I try to get him to latch on and it takes about 15 minutes to finally get him on. Once he's on he does fine, but it is frustrating me that he does that and every time I go to feed him I worry that he won't latch on.
When he was first born, I fed him standing up (because it hurt me to sit down... ) in the cradle position and lately I have been trying to feed him in the same position, but sitting down. But I've even gone back to standing up and that doesn't work either. I've tried every position known to man and nothing works. He doesn't sputter or choke when he latches on or anything. He does seem to have a bit of gas, but with all that crying who wouldn't?! Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. Tell me this will get better!!
Oh, I was wondering too if maybe I was feeding him before he was ready. I've been trying to look for his "early feeding cues" like rooting, etc. but could it be possible that I am trying to feed him before he is ready and that is making him mad? The longest he's ever gone is 4 hours. He usually eats every 2-3 hours.