Just wanted to pop in and share some great news. After 5 LOONG months of my dd refusing to nurse while awake....she all of a sudden started nursing "normal". Out of the blue. The only difference is that she is starting to get some of her first teeth. So I don't know if it is the teething discomfort that got her back to normal or what...but I'll take it!!! It is going on day 5 of her not screaming and pushing my breast away!
I wanted to share the story of success....and to thank all the wonderful ladies on this forum for offering encouragement and advice along the way....specifically Midwestmama2010, worknpump, LLLMeg, Krystine, and everyone else who may have chimed in as well.
Praying that she doesn't revert back to her old ways after she is done teething, but as each day passes, I become more optimistic that she will continue to nurse "normally" for a long time to come!