I know there have been threads about striking before, but I just wanted to explain our situation--sorry this is so long!
Dd is 7 months old and for the last 3 days has been acting very weird. We were away all weekend at the in-laws and she won't niop at all--too much going on. Even when we find a quiet dark room in those situations, its usually a struggle to get her to eat--she fights it til I finally get a letdown, drinks just enough to take the edge off her hunger and then refuses to eat. Usually, when we get back home though, she is back to her normal eating pattern. I know she is hungry b/c she is fussy and she almost never fusses anymore unless she is hungry, tired or has a dirty/wet diaper. This time, though, we got home and she is still fighting me when she is hungry. I put her in the cradle position, in our "nursing chair", with her blankie (same routine as always--and she will never nurse without her blankie) and she screams like someone pinched her or like she is really mad at me. She refuses to nurse. Sometimes I can trick her into it using the side lying position, but she never eats a full meal during the day. The sitter says she does the same thing when she tries to feed dd a bottle--its a battle.
Then, at night she nurses just fine--but she wakes up more because I know she isn't getting enough during the day.
could this be her teeth? Or is this a strike that we will outgrow? Oh...I am getting so tired of fighting with her!
thanks for any advice/empathy you might have!