We are really struggling at the moment. It seems to have been one problem or another with DS since he was about 6 weeks old (he is 23 weeks today). We had OS and OALD, fussiness........ we would settle for a couple of weeks and then something else would come up.
Anyway, when he was exactly 17 weeks, he began being really fussy when feeding again, during the day only... he would feed just fine at night. I know that he is hungry, when I put him to the breast he does the motions for maybe 5 seconds and then acts as though I am torturing him. He pushes away from me and completely loses his temper. Sometimes with a long struggle I can get him to nurse eventually, but by that point he is hot and red and not at all happy, and neither am I. (It's also not helping my 3 year old DS either). This is not doing either of us any good. He still has wet (though not as many) and poo nappies.
So this strike has now been going on for 6 weeks. I have tried everything to get him to nurse more easily, but really am at the end of my tether now. A couple of times we have tried him with a bottle of EBM and he takes it just fine. AND seems settled afterwards. I am thinking that I am going to pump and give him EBM during the day and then BF at night, but am scared that we are coming to the end of our BFing.
Does anyone have any suggestions or advice? We are pretty sad at the moment.