hi, im pretty desperate for help right now.
i was hoping for a long shot that someone might be able to give me a suggestion i havent already tried upside down and sideways.
My daughter is 6 1/2 months old and after a long time of it becoming a growing problem- today she has simply refused to nurse at breast all.
I cannot pump more than 4 oz at a time and at the moment have been delving into my freezer storage of pumped milk to get through the day. I probably have enough for today and into tomorrow morning.
She just doesnt want to nurse. if i persist she screams bloody murder.
ive tried feeding her sooner and later, every position you could think of- wrapping her up-completely undressing her- even getting in the bath with her to nurse! im completely mystified. she seems to take a bottle just fine.
until this problem started up i very rarely used a bottle , so its not nipple confusion.
i dont believe its a nursing strike- it hasnt been sudden, ive tried many different methods that have helped for a bit but the problem continued getting worse despite anything i tried. more and more she fussed and refused to eat.