Hello! I currently have a 2 week old who has been exhibiting some "different than usual" behaviors today. Up until today, he has been nursing about every 2-3 hours with some 4 hour stretches at night. He has had the appropriate amount (or more) of dirty/wet diapers and his stool seems to be the correct color and consistency. As for today, he has been very fussy. I have given him gas drops, tried burping him, tried the pacifier, tried rocking/walking, tried position changes, but nothing seems to help. He gets agitated and it eventually turns into full on red-faced screaming. The ONLY thing that helps so far is latching him on - he does maybe 4 sucks and he passes out asleep....and he stays asleep as long as he's on or near the breast. The cycle starts over maybe about 15 minutes after I move him. Is this comfort nursing? Am I creating a monster by comforting him in this way??
Thanks so much for the help!