DD won't nurse today. She just won't. Not from the second I got up, until now. She'll play with it and laugh at it. Sometimes she refuses, even cries at me when I attempt to let her have some boobie.
I am so hurt and confused. I feel rejected. I know I shouldn't take it personally, and it probably has to do with a million things that AREN'T me, but I can't really handle it. Especially today. I just woke up feeling depressed, and all I really wanted was to snuggle my little girl... and she won't even let me hold her.
She's so confusing. She cries when I put her down, cries when I pick her up. She cries when I give her a boobie, cries when I put it away. I just don't know what to do. She's getting over a cold, and she's SO much better than she has been the last couple of days (when she nursed just fine) but I've given her some Tylenol and even that doesn't seem to be helping her. She's just.. I don't know. I'm at a loss.
I've heard of nursing strikes before, I've just never experienced one and it's breaking my heart. I'm reading all these stories online about how babies just stopped nursing out of nowhere and never started again. I would be devestated if that happened to us.
Anybody have any advice? What can I do? I don't want to force it on her, or make her cry.. I don't know what to do. She's always been such an eager, happy nurser.
I'm a wreck.