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My 5 month old hasnt nursed since early this morning. He screamed all day and refused the breast, kept turned his face and crying more when I offered. I ended up having to pump and bottle feed him, which he sucked right down. This is a boy who has loved nursing up until this morning.<br>
My 3yo has had a stomach bug for the past 3 days, so maybe he's fighting something off too.<br>
Is this normal, does it sound like teething? I'm petrified that he's never going to go back to BF'ing. Someone tell me that you've experienced this.
 

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It is common for baby to go on a "nursing strike". Could definately be the stomach bug. I have experienced such strikes with both of my babies but never did use the bottle. I'm not an expert but I would hesitate to use one at this time. I just kept offering and they kept refusing until they decided they were ready to nurse again. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I know it's kind of scary.
 
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