Re: HELP, please! Distractible baby or teething?!
I'm so sorry! What a stressful time for you and your LO.
It's terrific that she will nurse at night. Night nursing offers your LO calories, and provides practice. The more she nurses at night, the more she may remember why she likes nursing during the day. It sounds like she sleeps in a crib- you might want to try co-sleeping for the time being and see if you get more nursing in that way.
During the day, just keep offering in a low pressure, loving, and fun way. In the bath. When she's hungry. When she's not. With her sitting in front of you, try squirting milk into her mouth. Try expressing some milk onto the nipple before latching her on, so that she gets an instant reward any time she latches.
Meanwhile, keep her intake of solids low, if she's getting them. You don't want her realizing that she can skip nursing if she just eats enough solid food.
Have you done a taste test of your milk recently? Now might be a good time- if your baby is rejecting the milk because it tastes salty (which can happen when milk sits in the breast for a long time) or gross (a symptom of mastitis), you might need to pump to restore a normal flavor.
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