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Old 10-28-2013, 03:02 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I have never experienced this before. Two days ago she just stopped nursing, turns her head in disgust almost. One of three things may have led to it;

1. I told her "no biting!". I know I should have tried other tactics. But I had a bad biting problem with the last baby and so this time I unlatched her and said no. (and this wasn't just accidental teething biting, she was laughing and making a game, so cute, but ouch!)

2. That night I also took a peppermint gel pill for an upset stomach.

3. She has a cold, was nursing a lot during the brunt of it, and this strike just happened on the tail end of the cold.

 

So I don't have a working pump but am hand expressing about 3X a day and this morning I gave her some breastmilk in a cup. She made a "yuck" face and let most of it run down her shirt. Also we cosleep and I try to get her to nurse when she wakes (like we would normally do) and she again turns her head and wimpers herself to sleep. What else can I do???! Please help!


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Old 10-28-2013, 05:45 PM
 
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The kellymom website apparently had lots of information on nursing strikes. They must be so hard to deal with. Apparently it can last weeks.

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Old 10-29-2013, 04:00 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Thank you! She's still at it. I tried nursing her in her sleep last night and she opened up and proceeded to chomp down immediately. This time I laughed it out though. Still no progress today. I just out my Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, and checked out kellymom, thanks I forgot about that one. I guess I'm just gonna have to keep doing what I'm doing and wait this out.


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I wonder if it usually ends all at once or if they gradually come back to it?
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