What can I do to fix this? would increasing my milk supply help, so she would need to latch on well to get the milk? I really don't want to night wean, because I'm afraid she'll wean sooner overall that way. The slurpy thing is really irritating and I am really not enjoying nursing anymore because of it.
Please help, I don't know how much more I can stand. sorry if it's rambling I'm having a hard time thinking because i've been crying.
I just nursed Fiona to sleep this afternoon and I noticed that she is doing the slurpy thing after my milk lets down. So I wondered if there was some reason that she didn't want the milk. My milk tastes like salty Dial soap (yes, I tasted it). It was pretty yucky. I just had a period on the 25th of dec. and I REALLY don't think I could be the P word. Does your milk change taste right before your period? I know I just had one two weeks ago, but my periods are crazy! Now I'm kind of worried. please tell me what you think.
Oh, I'm sorry if this post didn't turn out right, I'm new at this :
Have you changed anything about her diet lately, a sudden drop in nursing suggests some outside influence, is it possible that she is eating so much solid food or drinking so much cow's milk or juice that it is filling her up so that she is not as interested in mama's milk?
Has she been teething? Or had a stuffy nose? I know when ds has mouth pain or a cold he will latch on just like you described.
I'm sure other mamas will come along with more ideas. I know if my ds showed any signs of nursing strike behavior like that before he'd turned 2, I'd definitely work at getting him back to nursing normally again.
Here's a site you can explore for ideas...
I think that page is geared towards younger babies but may have some hints that could be useful to you, as well as the rest of the site.
I think you may need to pump, sort of get that milk out of there, stimulate your supply, etc... once you do that, it'll probably taste better to your dd and she'll nurse more IF that is the problem...
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