My 10 month old is officially on a nursing strike. He has not successfully nursed since he went to sleep last night. He chose to fuss and flip about on the bed on top of Steve and I last night instead of nursing the entire night. Anytime I try to nurse him, he bites. Ouch. He has actually been on the verge of a strike since about Sunday morning, but it has become a full-blown refusal to nurse at this point. I think it started because he has a cold and it was difficult for him to both breathe and nurse. Being the smart little fellow he is, he chose ‘breathe’.
About mid-morning, I realized that all I was thinking about were breasts. If you have been a nursing mom whose baby has suddenly not nursed for a long period of time, you will know what I mean! As a result, I determined that I needed to get a breast pump – and fast. Fortunately, one of my dear friends has a pump belonging to another dear friend, which she agreed to loan to me. Although I am not an experienced pumper, I managed to ‘download’ 6 oz. pretty quick! Now, at least I can think about blogging about breasts.
Editing to add a picture of what my ‘breast-friend’ and I are doing to maintain our snuggly closeness during this little phase. 🙂
Have any of you had a baby on a nursing strike? What did you do to get them through it?