My son is refusing to nurse. We've been successful at breastfeeding until the past month when he went on a nursing strike. We pushed through and things got better for about a week but he's back at it again. He cries, pushes me away, turns away from me. It's very stressful for both of us. I think he prefers a bottle to the breast, probably because it's less work.
Because of his refusal to nurse, I've noticed a decrease in my supply. Could this continue the cycle? Refusal to nurse causes decreased milk supply which causes more refusals to nurse?
I'm pumping and giving him my pumped milk but I can't keep this up permanently. I'm not pumping enough. Any suggestions are welcome. I want to continue nursing him and I know my supply would increase if I could just get him to breastfeed!