Sometimes my son of 2 months 3 weeks is very fuzzy during feedings. He would suck for 2-5 minutes and suddenly would start crying or pushing me away. I try other boob -- he would suck again strongly for 5 minutes or so and then do the same protest. I try to feed him at least 15 minutes total, so it worries me a lot that he behaves like that. He usually has 6-7 feedings per day -- do you think it is normal if he feeds for 10 minutes during 2 of them? Usually he sucks for 20-30 minutes, and it makes me happy.
Lately, my Mom who is staying with us and apparently tries to help us (and she does indeed) is keeping saying (when the baby behaves like this) -- that baby-boys can just stop accept the breast all of a sudden, and her words make me very sad and I worry -- what if he stops taking my breast if he behaves like this? I try to pump the milk after such feedings and bottle-feed him with this milk, but most of the times he does not want it. But tonight (the first time) he suckled out of the bottle more then I was able to pump after he ate in such a manner (I had to add from the supply in refrigerator) -- I added 1.5 oz to 1 oz that I pumped out when he rejected the boob completely after 12 minutes of feeding..
My period started yesterday -- and I worry if this might have additionally affected my milk supply. Do you think it could?
Do you think I should force my son to eat when he pushes my breast away and protests? Should I switch to bottle? I like breastfeeding him so much, but I do not know what is better for him..
Please let me know what you think, sorry I have so many questions..