Kayla - posted on 12/09/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )
My LO is 5 weeks old and when I am nursing him he's fighting me. He will nurse fine for a few minutes and then it seems like he gets irritated and just quits. He is having wet/dirty diapers and when we took him to the doctor last week he had gained weight. A few times he has projectile vomited after eating.. I told his doctor and he put him on zantac because he believes its reflux, it doesn't seem like it's helping. I know that I have an OALD which the lactation specialist said is causing him to vomit. I've started pumping for a minute before he nurses and as far as the vomiting it's calmed down... I just don't know what to do to get him to not kick and pull off and fuss while nursing-- it's really taking a toll on me emotionally and physically! I want to continue BF as I know this is what is best for him, I just don't know what do at this point! Does anyone have any recommendations as to what I can do to help him?
He also falls asleep and I had to strip him down to feed him, and use a cold compress to keep him awake...