Yesterday, 11:21 PM
My daughter is 12.5 months old and is about 10 days into a cold-turned-ear infection. Just before the cold, she was biting me a lot, drawing blood twice. I tried everything, and was contemplating ending our breastfeeding relationship, even though it killed me!
Well, then she got sick, and no more breastfeeding, even before the ear infection started. She is all better now, and still won't nurse. She won't drink hand expressed milk from a bottle, sippy cup, cup, or even syringe! She spits it out and makes a funny face. She does the same with cow or soy milk too.
She eats lots of solids and drinks plenty of water. She also loves greek yogurt and cheese, but just won't drink ANY milk. I can't keep my supply up since I don't respond to pump and can't hand express much. Even when I can produce some, she won't drink it.
I am so sad and crying a lot, but she's doing great. No fussiness, eating well, and not sick anymore. I continue to offer my breast multiple times a day but she gets so mad at me!! If she decides to nurse again, can I get my supply back? I seriously have expressed about 10 oz in the last 10 days.
I know it's rare to self wean this early, but is it possible? I'm feeling so sad and guilty... :(