Hi there! I have an almost 6 months old baby who refuses to nurse while awake. It all started when she was about 2 months old, so this sleep-feeding has been lasting for app. 4 months now. Occasionally (one or twice a week) she accepts to nurse while awake, when she is very thirsty. For the first two months I had oversupply and OALD so she was sometimes chocking with milk. Now the problem with oversupply is solved, the OALD is still there but if she nurses calmly she can handle it.
She was diagnosed with GER around 3 months old and at 4 months old I decided to introduce solids to help her keep the food in her stomach. She likes eating and she has a good weight gain but I wish we had a better nursing relationship. I like to think I overcame the despair I had in the beginning when she was constantly refusing my breast and I was struggling to get her asleep so she would get some milk in. I thought it was a nursing strike and I was expecting it to pass. Now I know she only accepts the breast while asleep but I wonder if this could change in the months to come and she will eventually nurse awake.
Her older brother was breastfed for 27 months and it was a great experience for both of us, I never expected to go through this. Did anyone have a similar experience? Is it possible to bring her back to breast while awake after several months of nursing while asleep?