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    Default 24+ hrs since last nurse

    Seems everything is happening at once. Teething, growth spurt, I have a yeast infection (no dairy = no yougurt), period started, back @ work this week (work 8 days on then 6 off). Has adamantly refused to nurse since last night. Cries, straightens back, turns head. Tried less than an ounce of milk in a bottle to satiate & sort of trick him back to my breast - no go when it usually works. I know it will pass & am thankful for a hospital grade pump but feeling like a dairy cow today & sort of resenting him which doesn't help. Giving a bottle to him with leaking boobs doesn't feel right. He's 3 months & started eating every 1.5 hrs since Monday night. When I'm home from work its always offer breast first then the bottle when he starts the back arching & screaming. He'll attempt the breast & will start to chow down but then spits out & cries. Suggestions are welcome but mostly just looking for a hang in there.

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    Default Re: 24+ hrs since last nurse

    Could he have an ear infection (or some other kind of pain)?
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    You poor dear! That sounds horrible even without the strike! You deserve a gold star for just making it through the week. It will get better!
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*kmanih View Post
    Could he have an ear infection (or some other kind of pain)?
    Thought of that, too, but no fever although his cheeks were rosy yesterday. & he's down to 1 poo/day & they're a creamy texture? & he takes to the bottle like nothing's wrong. so just me We've been giving him the hyland's teething tablets & still won't nurse but is a really happy baby afterwords!

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*katmar View Post
    You poor dear! That sounds horrible even without the strike! You deserve a gold star for just making it through the week. It will get better!
    Thank you, I needed that!

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    How has it been in the last day?

    I just keep thinking this poor mom is going to end up EPing

    There is sme stuff on Kellymom about dealing with strikes and on coaxing baby back to the breast.
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    I work overnights so no news yet. I have a feeling when I'm working its going to be a struggle to compete with the bottle & my week off we'll be fine. don't want to ep but will if I have to or liquify food. Him only getting bm is the one thing I am bloody minded about.

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    Can you take him to bed and try to dream feed at every opportunity? I realize this might be hard with overnight shifts, though. Gosh, I hope you get this baby back to the breast!


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    Woohoo! Strike's over for now! He started Thursday night not wanting to nurse unless we were in bed then by the time I left for work he was refusing all together. Even tried walking around while trying. Whatever was wrong is done for now so we're happy! Thanks for the support!

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    Susan
    Mama to my all-natural boys: Ian, 9-4-04, 11.5 lbs; Colton, 11-7-06, 9 lbs, in the water; Logan, 12-8-08, 9 lbs; Gavin, 1-18-11, 9 lbs; and an angel 1-15-06
    18+ months and for Gavin, born with an incomplete cleft lip and incomplete posterior cleft palate
    Sealed for time and eternity, 7-7-93
    Always babywearing, cosleeping and cloth diapering. Living with oppositional defiant disorder and ADHD. Ask me about cloth diapering and sewing your own diapers!

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    Update -he went back on strike the next day. Changed bottles again to the regular medela that came with the pump & viola! No more bottle preference & paces himself now. Was able to use the tiny 1.5 oz bottles as a snack & slip mine in when it was empty. Started a lot more dream feeding with the snack & trick until eventually no trick needed. Offered every hour while napping. Once work break started we've pretty much been in bed with no visitors & no time apart since tues morning. Because he went on his nursing strike while going through growth spurt I was concerned I couldn't keep up with his new feedings. At first I couldn't & was heartbreaking when he would whine that boob was empty & so was he. But I kept offering every hour & we're over the bottle preference & just fine with feedings. So updating for the mammas who are having concerns - just keep feeding! Even if they just ate - just keep at it - your body & baby will figure it out!

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