So my DS who is turning 4 months in a week has decided to go on a "nursing strike". At least this is what my la leche league sponser and the book (The motherly art of breast feeding) has called it. He's been breast fed and bottle fed expressed milk with great succes, until yesterday. My DS has never welcomed a pacifier even after several attempts by my DH and I as well as trying different types. So yesterday, while cooking, I decided to "take a break" so that I could cook my DH a nice meal. I decided on curry chicken with vegetables. A dish I havent made since my DS was born. Lately he's been eating like every 2 hours sometimes even less and I thought maybe i should try the pacifier to see if I could stretch the feedings out a bit as well as get a break so that I could finish cooking. (My DS is 20 lbs and not yet 4 mos. bare in mind DH and I are real tall, but I thought the feeding were to close together) I knew he was sleepy and normally nurses to fall a sleep but I decided against it and introduced the paci, holding it in his mouth until he fell asleep. He's never used it in the past and it seemed as though he didnt really know how to hold it in his mouth. He fell asleep with the paci in his mouth and even cried when it fell out, so I simply placed it back in. So my sleeping beauty woke up from his nap and starting crying and when I went to give him the breast he REFUSED!!! To my dismay I thought something was wrong. I didnt have any BM in the fridge and I knew he was hungry so I gave him a small bottle of formula (2 oz) they gave me while in the hospital (lucky I saved it). He gulped it down with a vengence and when back to sleep. When he woke up again he refused the breast and did the same all night into this morning, cried most of the night. I've since pumped and have bottle fed the expressed milk but I am afraid that he wont nurse again. Those are times I REALLY love and want them back. Feeling a bit emotional about the whole situation. Any one has gone through the same or similar situation and can offer some advise?