Hello Ladies. I'm sure I read a thread about this a while back, but I can't seem to find it. Sorry.
I am getting to be at my wit's end! DS keeps popping off the breast at his feedings. He is about 4 1/2 months old and we'd been doing really well lately up until about a week ago. He eats about every hour and a half, usually about 5 minutes each side. But now he takes about 5 sucks then pops off and fusses. Repeat several times, switch to other breast, repeat several times. Sometimes he'll latch himself back on, but not always. I usually have to try to calm him down, only to get 5 more sucks out of the little fellow. This was tolerable up until just the last few days, when all my patience seems to have run out! It's really hard to calm down a screaming child when I am NOT CALM myself. A deep breath only is taking me so far, and I am sad to admit that I get more angry and upset every time. DS needs food AND a sane mother...
What do I do??? This is SO frustrating.
Hmm... I think maybe part of my struggle is also a lack of sleep. Partly I just need to vent. Thanks!