I keep signing but getting dad or grandparents to do it seems like I'm asking them to make balloon animals for a dog. They push the words. That's fine. I did a little more reading on the signing and he's right where most are right now. I just showed him a few signs & figured he'd get them with repetition. Found some more useful information on how to progress his knowledge. My smart hands is just an adorable site and has a fantastic phone app!
He had a really rough night according to dad & is visibly incredibly upset over the new slow flow breastflow bottle. But, was willing to attempt nursing today. Once I get home from work we stay in bed & I keep the boobs readily accessible. I had to offer but he nestled in once, didn't bite, opened mouth like normal, didn't latch so didn't get anything but didn't scream, cry, bite, just sat there for a moment like he was thinking or remembering. Then off to playing again! The break from continual biting has helped it heal so that probably helps, too.
Starting to get frustrated when most information out there is for younger babies and that keep stating strikes will usually only last a few days. His strikes have never lasted a few days, mostly 1-2 weeks (probably due to my odd work hours). If I wasn't more confident or knowledgeable, I'd probably have given up by now. Damned liking having a roof over our heads & food in the refrigerator.