Too many 'symptoms' are confusing me as to what changes I need to make, if any:
Lately (last week or so) my 4-wk-old daughter started becoming fussy at the nipple. She fidgets, squirms some too, and makes little grunting noises yet doesn't unlatch. At times, she'll pull away completely and cry, but mostly just fusses without letting go. I fear she's not getting to the hind-milk. I've tried breast compression when she starts to snooze after 8-9 minutes at a breast in order to try to give her some hind, but then she doesn't go to sleep.
She is 'snacking' a lot. I'll think she's finished, put her in her bassinet all cozy/asleep, and not one minute later she's crying again and wanting more. She spits up too and gets hiccups almost once in every 24 hours. It's reached the point where I have to wolf down food for myself and pray that I can get five minutes to take a shower or make an important phone call. My husband is supportive and helpful but he can't get a break either!
She has no problem latching on and feeds pretty agressively & efficiently. I just can't decide if she's getting enough or possibly too much. At her checkup last week, doc was very pleased with her weight gain. Frankly I'm baffled. So far we've BFed exclusively with maybe two pumped bottles at most when I had to be away.
What to do? What NOT to do? Thanks in advance for any suggestions -- I'm all ears! she';s crying again, so I'm outta here for the moment . . .