I've tried contacting my local LLL leader about this, to no avail. 5 days later and she hasn't answered any emails, and refused to deal with me unless I call. I'm reluctant to call, because if she's too busy to respond via email I don't want to bother her. Yeah, I'll call with a screaming baby.
My 3 and a half month old daugther has been doing this weird head twisting thing for about a week now. With my nipple in her mouth she is turning her head down into my breast, to where her face gets buried. Obviously this hurts because she doesn't let go, but mostly it makes for a long nursing session because she's not sucking while doing this. I don't get it. My nipples hurt as a result. I thought maybe she was doing it because of an ear infection, but she does it on both sides, even if I prop her up so her ears are exposed.
So then I though maybe it was thrush, since it can be painful to nurse, and my nipples are sore, but I don't know if they're sore because of her twisting them, or from thrush. She doesn't have a white tongue (which I read is a symptom).
I'm so confused. I'm reluctant to go to the pediatrician because I don't want her to end up on antibiotics for a "supposed" infection, so I thought I'd see if this seems familiar to anyone first.
It seems worse in the evenings when she gets tired, then she won't nurse, and when she does she yanks on my nipple.
What could it be?