A common cause of fussy colic like symptoms in babies is foremilk hindmilk imbalance also called oversupply syndrome too much milk etc and or forceful let down. However there may be other signs as well such as.
See feeding behaviour for signs that baby wants to stop feeding.
Baby fussy during feeding. Fussiness or crying when at the breast particularly at the beginning of a feeding choking or gagging while feeding frequent stools excessive weight gain mother may experience strong sensation of milk letting down once or even multiple times during a nursing. Pumping some of your milk before feeding or expressing by hand can help slow down the flow. Baby is not hungry.
Lie back when nursing. If you eat a particular food at about the same time each day or most days and baby has a regular time where she fusses during nursing try not eating that food for a week or two to see if things improve. Baby wants to burp.
If baby is fussier during evening nursings it may be due to the normal fussy time that most babies have during the evening. If your baby is on a cow s milk based formula talk to your pediatrician about whether you should change to an elemental formula. Excessive spitting up with visible signs of being uncomfortable swallowing noises or gagging during a feeding preference for being held upright coughing after bottle feeding restless sleep.
Those could be signs of a milk protein allergy. Intolerance might also cause a baby to be fussy during feedings although they usually also have other symptoms like diarrhea or a lot of gas. The symptoms of oald may include.
If your baby is fussy when you re feeding them spits up a lot or has symptoms of reflux arching their back fussiness after eating spitting up. There are numerous behavioural reasons why a baby might fuss during feeds or refuse to feed. Other causes of fussiness in babies include diaper rash thrush food sensitivities nipple confusion low milk supply etc.
Adopting a laid back feeding position with your baby lying on top of you can slow the flow. Although most babies don t react to foods that mom eats some do. Baby is telling you she s finished.
The bottle ring is screwed down too tightly. Some of the things you can do to counteract this are. Fussy baby at four months if your baby has been breastfeeding well for several months but then becomes a fussy baby at four months or five or six or older it can be puzzling to find a reason for the change.
This is because good positioning and attachment helps to ensure your baby feels comfortable and can suck and remove milk most effectively and efficiently during feeds. When a baby is well positioned and attached to the breast she is more likely to remain relaxed and calm during feeds.