Originally Posted by Shakti A.
You are absolutely correct. Nowhere did I advocate solids before six months, but you're right. A family history of food allergies changes everything. But the mom trying to decide between weaning and strike didn't so much mention that issue.
Here's my take, I'm an AP mama. WHY am I an AP mama? Because firm attachment to one or more primary caretakers is supposed to make children more secure when facing the rest of the world -- it's giving them roots, so they can grow wings; giving them the foundation they need to succeed in the world. I strongly believe in AP. But what I've seen in the short time I've been here, is people crippling their children, rather than enabling them, and I'm not comfortable with that, although this seemed my sort of place.
But she did mention that her child is a very picky eater and to me that is a concern.
Of course people recommend helping their children become more independant and AP is a large part of that.
IMO, rejecting the breast AND EBM at the same time she changed meds implies that the meds are affecting the taste of her milk. Different foods can cause this as well as hormonal changes.
For instance whenever I ate curry dd was all over me, curry bm made her crazy, I would just be cooking it and she would get a wild look in her eye.
Babies do get irritated or annoyed when their BM isn't just how they like it. IMO, as her child doesn't eat many solids they aren't ready to wean. Also, her child is having a problem with a tooth which can definately affect BF.
No one wants to force a child who is ready to wean to nurse. From what she has said, it doesn't seem as if her child is ready to wean but that this is a strike.
All the advice on this thread is going off of her feelings and the information she provided, that this is a strike and not a readiness to wean.
If a child is ready to wean NOTHING will make them nurse.