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Hello,<br>
My LO is 13 months and I still breastfeed many times per day. However, she just recently got a bug (her first fever for 2 days, and a sore throat from drainage), and has been refusing the breast. She almost gags at it....just as I put it toward her mouth. I am chalking it up to the sore throat and maybe teething on top of it all.<br><br>
She nursed a couple of times last night, and is still recovering from her bug....so I am hopeful that it will go back to normal nursing soon. If not, is it possible she has just all of a sudden started to wean herself? It will be emotional for me, but if it's her choice, what can I do?<br><br>
I guess there are a lot of changes that would have to be made too - It works out that she nurses to sleep for both bedtime and her big nap....maybe that's something else I am nervous about. I can adjust. Just not eager to stop nursing just yet.<br><br>
Anyone experience this kind of thing?<br><br>
Thanks.
 

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Definately sounds like the bug.<br><br>
I would just keep offerring, I'm sure she will happily go back to it when she is feeling better!
 

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Since you descibe it as "an abrupt weaning" I would say that it isn't a natural weaning and is probably from being sick. Could it possibly be a nursing strike?
 

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Sounds like a nursing strike to me. <a href="http://www.kellymom.com" target="_blank">www.kellymom.com</a> has some good info (just put 'strike' into the search engine there.) Keep offering. usually they will take at night or when sleepy. Can you pump to keep up your supply? No other forms of sucking is important - your milk by open cup will help her to get those great antibodies while she is sick.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> good luck
 
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