Re: Fussing and pulling off
I posted something similar the other day, as my 3.5 week old started exhibiting this kind of behavior. At first, I thought he was really hungry because he acted so frantic. After a while, I realized I think it tends to happen when he's fed for a while, might need to burp, and is overtired. What has worked for me is to first try to burp him and offer him the other breast first. If he still acts frantic, I take him off, burp him, swaddle him, and walk with him either in the kitchen with the vent fan on or in the bathroom with the bathroom fan on. I've found the white noise and swaddling calm him down after a few minutes, and he tends to drift off to sleep. I think the issue is he is overstimulated but doesn't really know how to communicate it. Hope you find something that works for your little one!
First-time mom to a sweet baby boy, born 11/16/2010