Re: Nursing strike leading to weaning HE
We had 4 strikes with DD2, the first at 9 mths, 2nd at 1 yr, 3rd at 15 mths and 4th at 18 mths. They all lasted about 2 weeks, not more than 17 days and each time she came back. I pumped and she drank it with her straw cup. The first three were not complete strikes, she owuld nurse for about 2 minutes in the morning. The last was nothing at all and I really thought that was it. I just kept offering at her normal times and stopped when she got mad. I also got her to kiss the "nummies" as she calls them. That got her more comfortable. She is still nursing today at 25 mths so please don't give up. Just keep pumping and casually offering. Let me know if you have any more questions, I know how hard it can be!
Mom to Abigail, born May 3rd, 2007 (self-weaned at 27 mths) and Charlotte, born Nov. 24th, 2009. Both reflux babies and EBF. Charlotte weighs 31 lbs at 26 mths.