Re: Nursing strike - getting frustrated and tired, help need
My LO is doing a similar thing, and it's throughout the day. I think I may have mild OALD and it bothers him sometimes, most often when he's tired, it seems. He'll scream with his mouth open but then pulls his head back and won't close his mouth to latch. It makes me feel so bad for him because he acts like I'm torturing him to nurse. Even if I try again later he'll do the same thing. But he'll usually latch on eventually and be fine. Sometimes he'll pop on and off and start it all again, though! We've had so many nursing issues I suspect I'm in for a nursing strike at some point, but I really hope not. I wish I had answers, but a pacifier has helped a bit to calm him down. We actually introduced one BECAUSE of this behavior, because he was too frantic without something to calm him, and rocking and other things don't always work.
Mom to my sweet little "Pooper," born 10/12/11, and "Baby Brother," born 6/23/2014, and married to heavy metal husband. Working more than full-time, making healthy vegetarian meals for family, and trying to keep up with exercise routine.