My daughter will be a month old tomorrow. Here is what's going on:
She was 7lbs12oz when she was born, which is the 50th percentile for weight. As of today at the doctor, she is 10lbs12oz, the 90th percentile. I was happy that she is gaining so well, but the doctor says I might want to increase the time between feedings, which I don't want or intend to do. We are feeding on demand, also because I am intending to use breastfeeding as my birth control for a couple of months. My husband agrees with the doctor though, which is frustrating to me.
Second, she is fussy and gassy. My husband had a lot of theories about this, and I stopped eating spicy foods and we are giving her those simethicone drops for gas, which don't seem to do anything.
When she nurses, she makes a clicking sound and will let go of my nipple a lot, especially at the beginnning. I was reading a little, and now I'm wondering, is our problem oversupply or a fast let-down??? I would be very relieved if it is. I've read and I know what to do about the oversupply. I just want to be sure that is the problem before I do anything for it. Right now I've started block feeding, and I'll work from there.
Here are other problems DD is having:
Fussy a lot, especially in the evenings and sometimes at night
Wants to eat ALL THE TIME, about every hour.
Occasionally produces a volcano of spit-up, though the frequency of this has decreased over the past two weeks. She now spits up 2-3x per week. Earlier it was 1-2x per day.
Farts a lot...
Difficulty falling asleep, also for naps, and often wakes up after 20 minutes or so. She has days when she hardly sleeps at all. She fusses a lot but rarely cries.
She has a stuffy nose. Could she have some allergy/food sensitivity? She isn't sick.
Thank you all for your advice! I am so relieved that I think I might know what the problem is.