I have a 5 week old little girl. My third child and first successfully breastfeed baby. I am getting so frustrated with the recent happenings in our feeding routine.
Most of the day my BF daughter of fine. Then all of a sudden, generally after the sun goes down, she starts to fuss. She'll put my nipple in her mouth then with her hand she smacks it out of her mouth and starts to cry. She roots frantically for the nipple and the whole process starts all over. I am able to calm her and then try to nurse again but we seem to go right back to the fussy business. Sometime just putting her mouth near my nipple makes her cry even harder.
I have tried gas medicine, I have tried to change my diet, I tried a pacifier, I tried a bottle of breast milk and formula. Sometimes the bottle helps, like she wasn't in the mood for the breast.
This started when she was a few days old, stopped and then started again just recently. I have gone as far as stripping us both down and holding her close to comfort her. She eventually latches on and sucks herself to sleep like the last hour and a half never happened.
What kind of whacky faze is this???!!! Has anyone else been through this? How did you solve the mystery?
She is growing fine, gaining weight and all that. She is wetting and dirtying plenty of diapers. She has a nice 4 hour sleep at night and wakes about ever 2-3 hours through the day to nurse.
I am so hoping this ends soon.