Re: nursing strike
My LO had a few very short strikes, so I don't have much advice regarding ending them, but I do have great sympathy. For those 24-48 hours, I was a nervous wreck. But I did notice the times it was worse seemed to coincide with teething or some other pain she might be having. Have you tried ibuprofen or something similar before bed, and then maybe try nursing during a wakeup? That was how she'd give in and go back to nursing -- either too sleepy to protest (and no longer hurting) or in the morning when she woke up and forgot she had been hurting.
Mom to my sweet little "Pooper," born 10/12/11, and "Baby Brother," born 6/23/2014, and married to heavy metal husband. Working more than full-time, making healthy vegetarian meals for family, and trying to keep up with exercise routine.