I answered on the other thread but it doesn't seem like anyone has said this yet so I will say it here....Striking babies are making a conscious choice NOT to nurse while awake. But most babies will instinctively still suck in their sleep. So as long as your child is still taking two naps a day and you nurse once in the middle of the night, you should be able to get in 7 nursing sessions in a 24hour period . Which at 10 months old if you are diligently experimenting and creating routine around solids should be enough. So if your child is refusing while you are getting them to sleep, slip your breast in his mouth AFTER he falls asleep. Same thing when he naps. And then go pop your boob in mid nap. And always always try right when he wakes. I have known people here who have survived strikes MONTHS long. With no supplementation. Strikes are not the end of the world and they don't have to mean the end of your nursing relationship. You do however have to know to nurse while the child is sleeping. And I don't see that anyone has said that to you on either thread. It's the crucial piece in terms of surviving IME.
Way too lazy for formula
Last edited by @llli*karrieperry; November 21st, 2013 at 12:20 PM.
and Mama to two little girls
That is around when my baby turned around too, we had issues beyond striking so I had to pump anyway but it was so nice when she'd nurse fully awake again! She wasn't thrilled about weaning aft6er 3 yrs but I really encouraged it due to recurrnt miscarriages and infertility issues.
Nursed my sweet daughter 3 years, 3 mos.