pushing face into breast while nursing
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|Mon, 10-19-2009 - 8:04pm|
My daughter will be six months old tomorrow. I've noticed the last several days that she is getting upset while nursing. She will push her face into my breast, start to cry, and then will often bite me before giving up. I am afraid it's because of low milk supply. Tonight after she did it she just kept trying to go back to the breast and kept getting upset. So I got my DH to give her a bottle of EBM and she drank it right up. I usually have a very good let-down, but I sort of feel like she's not getting enough milk from me right now. Since we usually BF I have no idea if she's eating more or less. I do work and pump there and have been getting less output but my pump times vary from day to day and I have no real consistency with the pumping. She's eating the same amount of EBF with her caregivers while I am at work (no change there).
New things: 1 - I just got a Mirena IUD inserted although my ob-gyn says no way this is causing a decrease in supply.
2 - we've recently started her on banana and today avacado. She doesn't really act very interested in these solids and only eats a few bites before I determine she isn't interested. She's had no allergic reactions.
At one point I thought she might be constipated but she's had a bowel movement every day including today.
I honestly don't know if any of these things have anything to do with it...anyone have any experience with something like this?
I'm tempted to start fenugreek (I already eat oatmeal daily) but worry about the side effect listed on Kellymom of increased menstrual bleeding (IUD has caused some HEAVY bleeding and I would really like to avoid more...)
TIA for any advice or insight. I'm terrified of not being able to nurse her or losing my supply as I was planning on nursing her well into toddler-hood. I'm afraid that if it IS a low supply issue that I better fix it now or else. :(