Oh my goodness. You really sound upset and frustrated. Do you have support? I'm not sure what to say or what you are looking for. When you say that you won't nurse her in a position that won't allow you to do anything else, does that mean that you don't sit down to try to nurse her? How old is your DD? I wish I could help you more but I don't know how. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">s to you.
I'm sure you are the best mom possible for her <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2">.<br><br>
How old is your DD? Screaming during nursing is a classic symptom of reflux:<br><br><a href="http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/baby/fussy-while-nursing.html" target="_blank">http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/...e-nursing.html</a><br><br>
Mine did the same thing for weeks till we got things straightened out. Medications helped some, so did nursing while sleepy / asleep.<br><br>
Hope you get things worked out.
<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> this sounds very frustrating. I hope you get the answers you need soon.
<a href="http://www.kellymom.com/babyconcerns/reflux.html" target="_blank">http://www.kellymom.com/babyconcerns/reflux.html</a><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Following are symptoms of GERD -- there are varying degrees and need your doctor's involvement to diagnose:<br><br>
* Frequent spitting up or vomiting; discomfort when spitting up. Some babies with GERD do not spit up – silent reflux occurs when the stomach contents only go as far as the esophagus and are then re-swallowed, causing pain but no spitting up.<br>
* Gagging, choking, frequent burping or hiccoughing, bad breath.<br>
* Baby may be fussy and sleep less due to discomfort.<br><br>
Warning signs of severe reflux:<br><br>
* Inconsolable or severe fussiness or crying associated with feedings.<br>
* Poor weight gain, weight loss, or failure to thrive. Difficulty eating. Breast/food refusal.<br>
* Difficulty swallowing, sore throat, hoarseness, chronic nasal/sinus congestion, chronic sinus/ear infections.<br>
* Spitting up blood or green/yellow fluid.<br>
* Sandifer’s syndrome: Baby may ‘posture’ and arch the neck & back to relieve reflux pain--this lengthens the esophagus and reduces discomfort.<br>
* Breathing problems: bronchitis, wheezing, chronic cough, pneumonia, asthma, aspiration, apnea, cyanosis.</td>
More good info at the above link. Many babies improve when mom eliminates cow's milk and soy from her diet.
<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
You are an awesome mom.<br><br>
You are putting a LOT of pressure on yourself to be the "perfect" mom. We're all human and can and will make mistakes...or do things the "easy way" at times....or need a break at some point....Do your best, do what feels right to you, do what works....but be sure you're happy too. Being a mom is so fun (ok, most of the time), so be sure you're letting yourself enjoy it.<br><br>
As for the screaming, I think there's got to be something else going on. It does not sound like an "emotional" reaction from your child. Check with your child's ped and also with some local LLL leaders to get some help.<br><br>
GL! Please keep us posted.