How long can we go on like this before baby gets lazy? She is 4 months old and has RSV and she has refused the breast before. Now it's getting really bad again and I'm afraid she's going to get dehydrated. She's not real congested. I think we're on the end of it. But she completely arches her back and twists away for the breast except at night. I have been dealing with breast refusal for going on two months now, and she is still gaining, just slowly.
My husband tried to give her a bottle and she only takes about an ounce from it. So we're not officially there but I feel like that's where we're headed.
I have given her some of a bottle too and she sorta fights the artificial nipple too, but will finally calm down and take some.
If she completely stops nursing at night all together and always has bottles during the day, will she continue to nurse well at night? I know that mothers of babies wo work do it, so maybe we can too? During the day, when my husband is at work tho I'll have to be giving the bottles.
Is there hope for us to ever go back to a normal nursing relationship?