i have a 3 week old baby. we have been breastfeeding relatively well. i believe she is having a growth spurt because she is non-stop hungry. i nursed her for hours. the feeding will be going well, but then she acts angry, clamping down on the nipple and pulling on it and thrashing her head around. i am pretty sure this is because the flow has slowed and its making her mad. i have tried breast compressions, but when the breast is near empty with slow flow she is still pulling and tugging. it really hurts and i had to end her feeding session. i have tried switching sides back and forth but the pulling and tugging continues on both sides.
i know that the more she feeds, the more milk i'll make. try not to supplement, it might mess up my supply, etc. but how do i stop the pulling and thrashing...its killing my nipples and she seems so angry.
also she has jaundice so i want to make sure she gets enough. she poops and pees a lot, has gained wt at the last check...so i think my supply is ok.