It's day number 6 and I can't stop crying.
He doesn't have any ailments, he is teething.
Every time I offer the breast he will latch for half a second and then turn his head and cry until I stop trying to offer him the breast of cave and give a bottle.
He will however nurse in the morning upon waking up with little hesitation. He will even relatch if he stops to talk or smile. He did nurse for a bit after his afternoon nap today too.
I'm just about to give up. I'm wondering if I did this by offering too many bottles? Am I not producing enough milk? Is he on strike or just done nursing? I'm so frazzled:(
I cry a lot and my husband doesn't understand. He just tells me to keep pumping and keep trying to offer the breast. He gets baffled when I cry about it and get upset. I never knew my little one could make me feel so rejected:(
Any advice for a first timer? Should I stop giving bottles forcing him to get his food by breast? Should I just chalk it up to him being "ready" to wean? Or should I keep my patience and continue to try?