remijo the back arching and biting down on your nipple says overactive letdown to me. I had that with DD (with oversupply). The milk was comign out too fast for her to handle so she would bite down on my nipple to try to slow the flow and then arch her back and pull off or fight me because she was choking and couldn't swallow fast enough. We did block feedings for the oversupply and for the overactive letdown.... eh, we did nothing for that. She got bigger and could handle the flow, and when she couldn't she'd just break suction and let the extra milk dribble out the side. //////// (this is a new paragraph, lol). Marinak, my daughter did the same thing with the strain to poop. Not that she was constipated, it just seemed to take a lot of work and concentration to figure out what muscles she was supposed to use to get it out. With DD I also had the initial pain on latching, but for some reason my milk wouldn't let down if I didn't get that initial pain. I never figured out if the letdown itself was painful or if it was the latch...? /////// We moved DD to her own room yesterday. She would wake up the baby, the baby would wake up her and no one was sleeping. First night in her new room was a disaster. She went down easy but was up a lot and refused to go back to sleep from 10 pm to 1 am, which was frustrating for all of us. DS is starting to 'wake up' a bit more and has periods of 10 to 15 min where he looks around and makes faces. Stll nursing like crazy... cries if I put him down, and usually cries if I give hiim to DH but we're persisting. I feel like an awful mother to DD, and I do wear DS a lot in a wrap or pouch sling but find it irritating after a couple of hours. DH is drivign me bonkers. Being overall pretty useless and whiney. He IS getting up with DDD whenever she wakes up at night, but he does it all wrong and it irritates me. He doesn't understand that DD is a TODDLER and pays no attention to her during the day (or the wrong attention, like he watches TV and holds her and ignores her squirms to get down until she gets mad, then he gets mad at her for being angry... grr) and i'm getting really frustrated by his lack of attentive parenting.
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2/6/10 at 12:04pm