She does drink cow's milk but out of a cup with meals. She never had a bottle. She doesn't have a pacifier and never took one. Tonight she nursed for all of two minutes before she went to sleep, and she looked sweet and happy but then told me she wanted to go to bed and she did. She just didn't want to nurse any longer than that.
She nursed round the clock (and I mean literally every 20 minutes or so) until she turned one, right about. Then she just lost interest in initiating it but still nursed to sleep for about six months and comfort nursed during the day, about 4 times at first and then that dropped to twice a day, and now it's all I can do to get her to snuggle and nurse for a few minutes at night. I try being shirtless and she'll sometimes come over and pet them but whenever I offer she says "no nursies mommy" and shakes her head. Then she goes off and plays.
About twice a week when she has a bigger ouchie she will comfort nurse for about thirty seconds but usually she just wants a hug and tells me no if I try to comfort nurse her. I wear her every day too so she always has access to them.
But since this has been going on for months now, it's not like it's a nursing strike, right? We do take baths together sometimes and she loves it, but she has zero interest in nursing, she just wants to splash and play.
Now, this is the girl who loved her milks so much that she would talk to them and pet them and coo at them. She's still a complete mama's girl, won't let anyone but me pick her up and shrieks like mad if I'm out of eyesight. But she just doesn't care to nurse. It's
She's only 19 months.