Re: Nursing strike- help!
You might want to try taking a "nursing vacation." Just you and your baby in bed, lots of topless snuggling and relaxing, no bottles, no unsupportive visitors. Sometimes that is enough to coax a baby back to the breast.
Don't blame yourself! Nursing in public is a difficult skill to master and not everyone is comfortable doing it. Having unsupportive family makes it even harder. I'm sure your mom and siblings are great people, but you might want to ban them from your house until your baby gets back in the breastfeeding groove. Stand up for yourself and your baby and let them know that their criticism is unhelpful and inappropriate. Make your parental boundaries clear to them now and you will head off a lot of future meddling.
I also think it is all my fault because I am not at all comfortable nursing in public and always have a bottle of pumped milk with me when I leave the house. My family (mother and siblings) is not at all supportive of my BFing, so I also bottle feed her if they are visiting. My mother always tells me "I formula fed you and you turned out just fine."
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"