Ladies, it's been 3 months today that my little one started striking. We've had a few good nursings here and there when she was alert, and then she got RSV and completely stopped even latching. She will latch and suck frantically every once in a while when she's fighting sleep. She pops off and cries then, and sometimes, gets back on and pops off again enough times that I have a letdown. So when it stops spraying, I try to latch her again while it's just dripping and she does the same thing. But I always offer to nurse her to sleep. And during the day if I think she's hungry or unsettled, etc., I offer. I want her to remember my breasts.
But we're still here! I nurse her in her sleep 5 or 6 times during the day and then 3 times through the night. She gained almost 2 lbs in a month. I make sure I get 8 nursings in, and occasionally 9. I don't try to hit 10 anymore.
She got two teeth last week.
I have never heard of a baby doing this beyond 7 months. So I've got all my hopes on 7 months.
Hope with me, please!! I have been through a rollercoaster of emotions. She is my second and I just used nursing for EVERYTHING for my 1st one, so there are many times that I feel at a loss as how to mother or soothe her.
But I'm still here!! Working hard!!
Thank you for your support!!