My LO just turned 3 mons. yesterday. Everything has been good (so far) but latley she has been fussy at the breast. By fussy I mean thrashing her head around (side to side), scratching me, hitting me, pulling away while keeping my nipple in her mouth , etc... I just patiently keep putting her back on until she starts to calm down (sometimes 10- 20 mins after being at the breast or sometimes not at all). What could be causing this?
Just a little more info:
* She is already teething. She has one of her uppers coming through. She's drooling like crazy . Isn't this odd though for a three month old to have a tooth? I didn't think babies started teething until like five months+?? Could this be causing all this fussiness?
* I've noticed that my nipples are sore between feedings. Not so much sore, but a burning sensation. I've heard thrush can do this, but I can't really see any patches of it in her mouth or on my nipples. Should I maybe swab her mouth and my nipples with some Gentian violet anyway?
Thanks for all the comments!