Yesterday, 05:35 PM
Hi, sorry you are having this experience.
This is very young for a baby to 'strike'- on the other hand, a baby suddenly refusing to nurse out of the blue does sound like a strike. Whether this is a strike or something else, the approach is pretty much the same. Keep milk production in good shape with frequent milk expression with a good pump that is in perfect working condition and fits properly, and keep offering the breast or just keep baby snuggled to you close to the breasts as much as possible, especially when baby might seek the breast for comfort. Kellymom has an excellent article with many strategies you can try. You may need to try the same things many times : http://kellymom.com/ages/newborn/nb-challenges/back-to-breast/
Milk production does not just go away for no reason. I am not sure why you think you need to pump before baby nurses, or why you think your milk production is low? There are many normal changes that happen around this age that moms mistake for signs of low milk production. This article talks about that and also has many good ideas for increasing milk production should that actually be needed: http://kellymom.com/?s=low+milk
Bottles, pacifiers, sleep training, meal scheduling, baby sleeping in separate room from mom, and even swaddling baby for sleep are all things that might negatively impact a baby's desire to nurse and/or harms milk production. Obviously at this point if baby is not nursing you need to feed baby and are probably using...