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<p>DS3 turned 12 months last week and was still happily nursing at least 8 times a day. Breastmilk still made up the bulk of his diet and we were having no problems whatsoever. Then - he just stopped. Last Thursday he was nursing normally, we went to bed, and he woke up in the middle of the night to nurse but instead of latching on, he just bit. I gently removed him (I'm used to being bitten occasionally, so it wasn't a big deal) and he has been refusing to nurse ever since. I've kept offering, but he arches his back and screams and swats at my breast. He doesn't seem to be teething - his gums aren't swollen and he's not chomping on his fingers like he does when he's about to get a new tooth. I took him to the ped and he has a slight ear infection, which I had suspected since he had been scratching at his ears while fussing, so we're treating with antibiotics in hopes of clearing that up ASAP. Tylenol didn't seem to help at all. He also has a bit of a cold, but he isn't congested. It's mainly just a runny nose. I have been reading all I can about nursing strikes and have tried everything to get him to nurse but he just won't do it, and I am devastated at the thought that he seems to have weaned. I am pumping as much as I can to give him, but my body doesn't respond well to pumping and my milk is drying up rapidly. I can't pump more than 2.5 oz a day now. I started giving him organic whole cow's milk and he does drink it, but not much, and he's not wetting his diapers like he should be. He is so young - I had understood that babies this young don't wean themselves, but it's been over a week and I haven't been able to get him to nurse even once. Not even in his sleep.</p>
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<p>If anyone has any thoughts, advice, anything, please share. I miss nursing him so much. I am a wreck. <span><img alt="gloomy.gif" height="25" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/gloomy.gif" width="15"></span></p>
 

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<p>DD was much the same, but she was 15 months, just woke up and said yeah, that is enough. Then she potty trained at 20 months. Maybe he is going to be a head strong knows what he wants kind of guy!</p>
 
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