Re: my 8 mont old refuses a bottle...
Is it possible that your baby is teething? A lot of babies will nurse more frequently when teeth are troubling them. Nursing soothes sore gums and the closeness and cuddling is always good for a cranky, hurting baby.
Sorry you're having such a tough time. Nights of little sleep are so draining! Have you read Elizabeth Pantley's The No-Cry Sleep Solution? If not, I really recommend it. It has a lot of gentle strategies to help your baby to sleep better and longer at night, and specifically addresses the unique challenges faced by a nursing mom.
I hope things get easier soon!
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