Re: BM Strike?
So long as your baby is "gulping" at the breast, I would not worry too much about her breastmilk intake because she is obviously getting the amount she wants.
How do you know how much your LO is drinking if she won't take a bottle or sippy? It can be really difficult to estimate intake, especially since older babies can transfer a lot of milk in a very short time.
If you want your LO to increase her breastmilk intake, you could try to following things (if you're not doing them already):
- offer the breast before offering solids
- reduce the amount of solids you are offering
- mix breastmilk with her solids (cereal, purees)
- co-sleep: many babies will treat mom like an all-night diner if the breast is right there next to them!
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