So I'm on day 6 of a nursing strike with my 15 week old son. He hasn't fully nursed since last Saturday and has only done a partial nurse maybe three times. He won't nurse at night, or when he's sleepy. I've been pumping and trying to keep my spirits up, and I did a 24 hr "nursing vacation" with him in bed, top off, offering the breast every few minutes and it didn't work. So my question is, how do you deal with this long term? It's been 6 days and we have to put our clothes on and do some stuff, and I have to get groceries and clean up this mess. I know that some people have had nursing strikes last 10 days and longer- did you offer every hour or something after a certain time? I am thinking obviously before and after every feeding and before and after every nap, and then any time he looks calm and not distracted?
I don't have a bath tub (we live in Hawaii, walk in shower only) and he'll only tolerate being worn if I'm walking FAST so not around the house. Any stories of how you successfully conquered a long term nursing strike welcome :(