Baby is almost 6 mos old and BF has been going really well for us until now. Problem is...the last 3 days she is eating MUCH less -- maybe half of what she used to eat. I know she's eating less because:
* shorter nursing times
* my breasts are still full after feeding (VERY uncomfortable)
* diapers are much less wet
She has one bottle (pumped milk) before bed, and she'll only drink about 1/2 - 2/3 of her usual amount from the bottle. So it's not just a nursing strike. She does not eat any solids yet. She just got over her first cold (but is no longer congested).
At each feeding, she'll eat a little, then SCREAM when I try to latch her back on. Propping her more upright helps a little. I've seen this kind of screaming when eating in reflux babies, but she doesn't spit up much.
She's ALWAYS been a big baby (90+% in ht and wt), and is very very very chubby. And other than eating much less, she seems happy and normal.
Any ideas? I am so frustrated (and sore!)