My DS is 3 wks old and seems to feed fine during the day. At night though, he generally feeds twice but spends most of the feed grunting, squirming and fussing. He's been crying a little with what I think is wind as he's also doing massive trumps (they give him a fright sometimes). It's difficult to settle him after these night feeds and I'm completely knackered.
I'm burping after, and even during, each feed and not sure what else to do.
I seem to have an overactive let down too as he always chokes and splutters after he's latched on while my other breast leaks profusely. I've been squirting the milk into a muslin for a about 30 secs first and then latching him on again but wonder if there's a better way to tackle this.
I breasfed my first for 10 months and remember it being pretty problem free, although I had the full-on let down then too.
Does anyone have any advice, particularly on what's happening during the night?
I agree, try some colic treatment, it might help him settle a bit.
Regarding spluttering, are you feeding him sitting up or laying down? My LO always has night feeds laying on his back and refuses to lay on his side - that makes his splutter sometimes, but during the day when he's more upright he handles it better.