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  1. #1
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    May 2007
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    Unhappy getting my baby to start breastfeeding again

    I was away for 4 days and left my 8 months year old som with my mom now he wont breastfeed he just closes his mouth and ignores me. please help with ways to get him interested again. also when he tried it the day i came back he bit me so hard that i screamed could this be the reason he refuses to nurse. please help

  2. #2
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    Default Re: getting my baby to start breastfeeding again

    Hello and Welcome!

    How are things going for you today? It does sound like it could be a nursing strike. Some babies do react strongly when mother yelps in pain from a bite, but your reaction is completely understandable. I wouldn't beat yourself up too much over it.

    You might want to take a look at this information on nursing strikes. It has some really useful tips that might help you:http://www.llli.org/NB/NBNovDec92p173.html .

    Hang in there, and let us know how we can support you!

    Tiana

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