I posted a few weeks ago about my baby who went on a nursing strike when he came down with RSV. Well, he hasn't nursed since then (Jan 18). I'm pumping 8-9 times a day and pretty much getting enough milk for his needs. We've been working with a lactation consultant who gave me some nipple shields and syringes to try. The shields don't work because my baby just wants to pull them off and chew on them (then throw them on the floor!). The syringe sometimes works. My husband will put milk in the syringe, then I hold our baby in a nursing position while my husband uses the syringe to put milk in our baby's mouth. Baby has sometimes put his mouth on my nipple, but he has not latched or wanted to latch since Jan 18.
I'm trying to think of ways to co-sleep, but so far it doesn't seem possible as our son naps in his bed and won't sleep in our bed (he'll get up and think it's time to play). I've also tried bath time and holding him, but he's very very active right now (learning to walk, playing with everything, etc).
He just doesn't seem to have an interest in sucking or nursing, and after reading some of the adoptive breastfeeding web pages, I'm really not sure what else to try. My son was a happy nurser and then one day stopped! He just isn't interested anymore, and I'm not sure how to coax/woo him back to the breast.
I'm looking for suggestions and stories of how people have done this... I feel like this is even more challenging as I work 4 long days during the week, and we have an older son who is missing me as I'm always pumping (or at least I feel like my days are just pumping).