Michelle - posted on 10/01/2009 ( 21 moms have responded )
My daughter is 5 weeks old. Most of the time she breastfeeds fine, but at least a few times a day she gets very fussy. She will latch on and take a few swallows but then pull away and start screaming and kicking her legs. I have tried burping her until I'm blue in the face, she always burps for me, and seems content, but then will do the same thing once she's back on the breast. Feedings like this tend to take an hour or more until she finally conks out. There have been days where the majority of feedings go like this, which means pretty much all I do that day is feed her...very frustrating! When she is like this, she seems to like being bounced, which leads me to suspect gas is the problem, yet no amount of burps seem to alleviate the situation. She almost seems like she's in pain when she swallows, but I haven't seen anything in her mouth that would lead me to suspect thrush. At other feedings she is very content, and usually only needs one burp; in general she doesn't have problems with gas. Is this normal? Should I just be grateful that every feeding isn't like this? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!