My dd is 11 weeks old. I am really struggling with her frequent refusal to nurse. Some days it is throughout the whole day and she will only feed a few times. Other days this behavior doesn't happen until the evening (when she's usually very fussy). When I do offer her the breast, she will freak out- literally go into an enraged fit! The only thing that will calm her is to give her a pacifier or walk her around.
In the evening if I can get her to go to sleep, then when she wakes up sleepy she will feed willingly. Otherwise she just will not nurse. This behavior has gotten worse over the last couple weeks. I'm not sure what her weight is right now, but 2 weeks ago, she was in the 90th percentile. She ate a ton over the first month or so and gained very quickly. She doesn't look like she's underweight at all.
On the days when she has a nursing strike for most of the day her wet diapers are really decreased. I use prefolds so I can really tell how much she's wetting.
Has anyone else dealt with this? Why is she doing this?? It's so maddening. It's like she hates nursing and gets no comfort from it- instead it's a source of stress for her.
Btw, I have successfully nursed 2 previous children and never had this issue.