I'm sure I've posted about this before but I'm having problems again and can't remember what was said before.
My daughter is 4 months old and for the last couple of days screams her head off any time I try to feed her. As soon as her mouth touches my breast she throws her head back and screams and screams. Sometimes I can bounce her around and walk and sing and her mouth bumping my nipple stimulates a let down (or sometimes I'll hand express until I feel the letdown), but sometimes even when milk is dripping out she just will not latch and continues crying. I've been having to express and bottle feed her and by the time I've expressed a tiny amount (40mL or so), she's screaming and bright red so I bottle feed her and she guzzles it down without a fuss. I've been making a really conscious effort to take a deep breath and relax before lifting her up to my breast so she doesn't pick up on any negativity I'm feeling but it still doesn't help. Now that I think of it, she's been really fussy at the breast for about the last 2-3 weeks but it has really come to a head over the last couple of days.
I just don't know what to do anymore :-(