Rebekah - posted on 10/01/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )
I have spent a long time trying to look up this answer and can't find anything that seems to fit for sure. I have been nursing my daughter (3 months, today) for quite some time without a problem. A few weeks ago she started getting very fussy when I nursed. For a few days the only way I could do it was in her carrier (the kind you strap on). She got over it for the most part. Now, she is usually fine (though I target feeding her right after she wakes up so she is sleepy). However, there are some times when all she does is cry. She will latch on for a few seconds, then cry more. To get her to nurse I either have to bounce up and down (kind of ridiculous looking, haha) or give up and put her in the carrier (in which she will always settle down and nurse for a long time). Do you have any advice on what might be wrong? I took her to her pediatrician to rule out a health problem. Her doctor told me it might just be colic. However, her doctor also told me to try to feed her every four hours (and not sooner) so I don't really trust her breastfeeding advice. She is eating- I am not worried about that- I would just LOVE to not have to always resort to the carrier. (When she is nursing in it she is the most calm when I am actively walking around or bouncing her)
Any thoughts that you have, I would greatly appreciate.