This is an attempt no one in my family (extended or otherwise) has
made prior so, I turn to you, my friends.
It seems, during the day time, my son will only nurse on each breast for
a couple minutes and then starts to fuss. From 12 noon till 8 at night
we must go over this routine at least 10 times,he eats well at 4 or so of these offers.
This is how it goes:
Mom ffers son her breast:
Little Pooh: latches on, wide eyed and alert
for about 5-10 seconds then makes this noise,
"Eh,... eeeeh eeeh eh eh." with breast in mouth.
Gets irritated look on his face, kicks,
pushes down on my breast with his arm, keeping me
from seeing his latch, grabs at his face and then unlatches:
Mom: switches breast, burps baby,
changes positions, does whatever she thinks will work, sighs:
This isn't a thrush problem as he has nothing on his tongue and Ped saw
nothing wrong. He also, sleeps and eats fantastically at night and in the morning. He is gaining weight very well (weighed 7lb 9oz at birth and now is near 12 lbs) and seems otherwise very content through the day.
Oh yes, and he wont take a breast but he will suck on his fist or thumb readily, as if he is hungry so i'm confused.
I'm worried, that my breasts are not being completely drained and that Ill get a clogged duct or my supply will go down.