I am new to posting on this forum as I have been lucky enough to have had a nice smooth ride with breastfeeding for the last 12 months.
My DS was exclusively breastfed, no bottles, started solids by baby led weaning method at 6 months, continued to breastfeed 4-5 times a day until 6 days ago......
He refused his mid day feed, then his evening feed, slept the entire night (never done that before) fed in the morning and hasn't fed from the breast since.
I offer the breast often but don't push it, he just grabs in his teeth, fakes a bite then laughs and hits my breasts and arches away from me or sucks his thumb. I have followed all the advice on getting through a nursing strike, he refuses even in his sleep.
I am expressing milk which he has in a sippy cup after he has refused the breast but keeping up with his normal feeding times, he is overjoyed by the sight of his cup and guzzles down happily so he is not anti milk.
Not worried about him going hungry as he eats solids well.
I guess I am not ready to give up breastfeeding yet and was totally unprepared by this abrupt halt to our feeding relationship.
Not really sure if this is a nursing strike or if my DS just wants his independence now.
Any thoughts would be appreciated