I am a WOHM with a 16 week old who will start to nurse, suck a few times, pull away and cry and/or scream and arch her back. I'll calm her down a bit and try again and the same thing will happen. Seems like we go on like this for awhile b/c I worry that she is not getting enough to eat, until I get exhausted from trying or am somewhat satisfied with how much she ate.
This has been going on for a month or so. The only time she feeds well is at night which means she ends up sleeping with us in bed. I prefer that she doesn't sleep with us b/c I don't sleep as well and end up tired at work.
It started not long after I went back to work so I feel pretty sure that it's a problem of nipple confusion, but I don't know how to remedy it. I really don't want to completely switch to bottle feeding--both because I don't enjoy pumping that much and would miss that time together.
It could also be gas b/c I can feel gas bubbles in her stomach sometimes and she will burp after awhile, but it doesn't get any easier after she burps, so I'm not sure if that's the primary problem.
What should I do?? Any help would me most appreciated!