Re: nursing strike
I'm so sorry, mama. Nursing strikes are rotten. Do follow those tips from the Kellymom article- you never know what's going to work.
I just want to add that while a lot of people will say that babies never, ever self-wean at less than a year, I know 2 kids who did, one at 9 months and the other at 10 months. Their moms tried everything and the babies still just wouldn't go back to the breast. So the moms finished out the year with the pump. Not ideal, not what they wanted... But if this nursing strike ends up being permanent, you have company in this situation.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"