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Nursing strike
« on: June 02, 2018, 06:40:53 am »
DD2 is almost 11 months old and bf every 4h during the day with 2nf.
This is day 3 of of a nursing strike and Iím getting worried. Itís 30 degrees and I canít get enough liquids into her. She wonít take a bottle besides one during a NF that DH gives her. Formula is a no go too. We have tried a sippy, straw etc and Iíve given up on the idea of getting her to drink milk from anywhere besides the breast - only one month more to go anyway.
So Thursday we went to the zoo and she didnít nurse much, I figured it was because it was too exciting and gave her as much water as sheíd have. Yesterday she bf once during the day and I couldnít get more than a few sips into her. Her nappies were practically dry. She had some water but not enough for the heat. Last night she had 120ml bottle and would pop on and off the breast for the 2nd feed. Sheís woken now and wonít bf again!

Do I pump at the times she should be bf? Or keep it in case she wants done?
She chugs down fresh orange juice so maybe try that instead?





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Re: Nursing strike
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2018, 05:38:25 am »
If her nappies are dropping off a lot (not enough wet each day), I'd just get her checked by a doctor. Sore ears, sore throat, etc. can cause her not to take much and if that goes on for a while, she may get dehydrated.

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Re: Nursing strike
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2018, 06:39:44 am »
Ok, keeping a eye on her.
It got a bit better yesterday afternoon. Weíll see how today goes.
How many bf can I expect at 11mo? Still every 4h and then cut down to 3 a day at 12mo to slowly wean?





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Re: Nursing strike
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2018, 22:14:54 pm »
Its so different for different children at this age. I still did 4 - one at WU, one after each nap (or either side of a nap on one nap days) and a BT feed. I would think if she's thirsty or sore, she'll communicate that to you.

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Re: Nursing strike
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2018, 22:20:15 pm »
I'd just offer whenever you get a quiet moment. If you get time alone maybe try a bath together or take your top off and snuggle in bed so she can latch on when she chooses.

There's some useful info here https://kellymom.com/ages/newborn/nb-challenges/back-to-breast/

I'd pump to keep supply up. Maybe you could try breastmilk lollies? Or use it on cereal etc.
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Re: Nursing strike
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2018, 05:57:16 am »
Ok sheís back, phew. I was getting pretty worried. Iíll definitely try the Lollies if this happens again. Sheís gotten a bit odd with her feeding though. She has a biiig bf 5-6am and goes back to sleep, then wonít feed when she wakes 7-8, I keep trying but she wonít have any till 11-12 and her nap. Then one more feed and the BT feed and a night feed at 1am.
Thatís a very long break in the morning but a total of 5/24h, so Iím thinking ok? Then when we got 1 nap it will be 3 during the day and whatever night feeds.
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Re: Nursing strike
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2018, 19:59:37 pm »
 you don't have to stop a bf when she drops to one nap.  My ds2 kept 4 daytime feeds until about 22mo IIRC. He just had I've before and one after the nap
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Re: Nursing strike
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2018, 06:10:04 am »
I know, but I want to cut down and stop soon. Iím going away for a weekend in a few months and donít want it to be a shock, Iím trying to get more work in and  Also I just feel done. Iím having constant supply issues, despite fenugreek and pumping... just enough. I can keep the NF and BT feed if she needs but want to stop with the day feeds slowly over the next few months
« Last Edit: June 05, 2018, 06:22:59 am by eva026 »