On Monday July 11 My son (9mths) Didnt nurse very well for the morning feed but nursed well at the two day feedings. That 6pm feeding has been our last. I Have tried EVERYTHING that i can think of. We have been to the dr. They said he had Herpangina. (mouth sores. Kindof like hand foot and mouth.) Though he never ran a fever. I cant see the back of his throat so Im not sure if he has it or not. He is teething which seems to be giving him alot more pain then the last set that came in.
Ive read the stuff at kellymom.com and tried everything. Ive gone topless all day almost everyday since, taking a bath with him (he thought is was just play time), taking a nap with him skin to skin, while he was asleep, making a game out of it, just hanging out in the floor like it was nothing, ive even been to a llli meeting.... Idk....
He is taking my ebm out of a cup with a straw. He never got the hang of turning the sippy cup up to get the milk out.
Im blindsided by this. He has been an EXCELLENT nurser since day one. He hardly ever got a bottle. Im devastated. Miserable. I feel rejected and hurt. I cry just thinking about what we had, what we have lost and as the days go on... I feel like all hope of this ending is slipping out of my fingers. Im just down right depressed.
I know they say babies dont wean at this age but could and would he go back to the breast after this long? I keep offering but most of the time he just arches his back and cries and tries to get away even though its not forced. I feel like im gonna make him afraid of me or something. Occasionally he has put his mouth on me, has bite me a couple times as well. Sometimes in the evening he looks at me like he wants to but as soon as I pick him up and lift my shirt he changes his mind.
Has anyone dealt with a strike this long and if so what was the outcome, if you got baby back to breast, how did you do it? Should I give up trying or hold on awhile longer? Any advise, support is welcome!
Thank you for taking the time to read this and Sorry its so long, I am just heart broken and dont really have anyone to talk to that can relate to what im dealing with.