Hi. It's me again (sorry for all the possibilities below, I'm a bit of an over analyzer)
So my DD is exhibiting odd BF behavior that is a bit frustrating although I try not to be frustrated. Normally we have a good latch (has been evaluated by L/C) and she really latches on and enjoys are B/F session.
Today I latched her onto breast and she sucked for a little and pulled off. This is her new thing. I figure she does it b/c she knows how now (she would fall asleep before) or sometimes it is b/c she needs burped (she has been burping more and spitting up more and hiccuping a lot lately).
So I try and relatch her. Thing is she either pushes against my hand (which is difficult) when I'm trying to latch her.
Or even weirder: She will open her mouth wide and go for the latch but then swish her head from side to side and pull off. She never latches down good just closes her mouth a bit and decides it's not right. Over and over. I assume she is still hungry b/c she is still opening wide and really going for it. I have no idea what this is about. It is as if she doesn't want a deep latch. Sometimes she will try and slide it to the front and suck there. So I'm wondering if maybe the binky is causing her to want to shallow latch? It also kinda feels like when my breasts are squishy she doesn't like to latch them even though there is milk visibly coming out and when they are full I don't have this issue. For example I tried to latch her on a squishy breast and she did this odd behavior. I then switched her to the other which was full and she latched on right away and nursed (but not for long). Of course maybe the squishiness has nothing to do with it.
So I read that baby fussing and pulling away from breast or trying to latch but refusing could be a sign of nipple confusion? I'm worried it may be caused by our use of the pacifier?
OR if it is some other issue altogether?
OR maybe she's trying to say she's not hungry even though she's fussy?
OR perhaps just an odd nursing day?
Ever hear of this?
(I feel like we didn't get a lot of good nursing in today. I must not be too bad b/c although she is a bit fussier than normal she isn't screaming the whole day as if she were still hungry. I'm pretty persistent even when we have an issue and that usually helps out.)