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I know I am making tons of milk, DS came home at 5 pounds and is 12 now.<br><br>
Recently -- a lot -- when he nurses he acts so fustrated. he WANTS it, and can latch on (had a lot fo trouble learning) -- but he squirms and fusses and beats me with his tiny fists and pulls away then attacks it again, crying a lot f the time.<br><br>
finally he will settle down to suck and be calm for a while, but at the end of the feed he does it all again. sometimes i just have to take him away from the boob and rock him.<br><br>
??????????????????<br><br>
we have GER issue -- BUT that had been getting soooooooo much better -- with my diet and him getting older. the spitting up is soooooooo much better, the crying in his sleep is sooooooooo much better...............<br><br>
I don't know.<br><br>
He <b>is</b> eating and <b>is</b> gaining weight. but it is upsetting to me that nurseing which SHOULD be so soothing to him and so sae feeling for him is obviously really fustration or upsetting him for some reason.<br><br><br>
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I'll bet the GERD is still an issue. My GERDling acts the same way when his tummy is upset, because eating hurts. Is he on medication or ??? I know it's frustrating because like you say this is supposed to be a bonding calm activity <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Check out this link. It might help. My guys fuss alot (I have low supply). I know how frustrating it can be. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><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>
 

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Has he had bottles at all? I often hear of that in babies who get bottles, they want the faster milk.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
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he does get 4 to 6 oz of EBM in a bottle from Daddy most -- but not all -- evenings.<br><br>
However, he has been getting THAT since week 8; so 8 weeks now.<br><br>
this fussy reaction is new -- week or so, getting worse.<br><br>
it is not 100% of the time; but 85% at least.<br><br>
He is 4 months; that is a growth spurt time; i know he is nurseing more -- our bf realtionship is still matureing, he is getting better at feeding in the sling, and at night without getting up -- and i have read that some times with a growth spurt there is a change in behivior<br><br>
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Wow, I would also drop the bottle ASAP.<br><br>
1) It restricts his access to the breast, meaning your supply will not react as quickly to his increased needs.<br><br>
2) It can create bottle preference (which *does* often increase with time--- why you hear of a lot of children who "self-wean" (to a bottle of course) before 10 months of age).
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'll bet the GERD is still an issue. My GERDling acts the same way when his tummy is upset, because eating hurts. Is he on medication or ??? I know it's frustrating because like you say this is supposed to be a bonding calm activity <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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My GERDling was like that when he used to nurse <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I agree with other posters, you may want to take a break from the bottle just to make sure he doesn't get so frustrated with bfing that he prefers the bottle.
 
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