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#1 of 2 Old 03-08-2012, 05:24 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I apologize in advance if this is too much information but I just want to accurately set the stage. I am baffled...

 

My daughter is 3.5 months old, 17 lbs (grows like a weed!), and EBF. For a while we had a pretty nice bedtime routine going which would culminate in me nursing my daughter for about an hour before she would drift off to sleep. She would eat almost the entire time. For several weeks, however, this last feeding has become a fight. She just doesn't seem to want to nurse. Sometimes as soon as I set her in my lap to nurse, she will go stiff as a board and turn away and start crying immediately. Other times she will eat very briefly and then do the stiff as a board routine. I have tried starting the bedtime routine earlier and I've tried walking around and nursing her but that only works for a short while. It doesn't matter how long ago her last feed was, it's still the same result. This does not happen at any other time during the day. Since this has been happening, she has stopped sleeping as well at night, presumably because she is still hungry. I can't think of anything that has changed in recent weeks. I usually nurse her in a very dim room while my SO is watching t.v. 

 

Any suggestions? Anything? Please?

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I believe I've figured it out... a combo of being overtired and overstimulated. Oops!

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