daughter will be 3 months old on the 11th and since Friday she has been on a nursing strike. I don't know what to do. I am able to BF her while lying in bed for her 6:30 am feeding but since Friday she has been yelling at me whenever I try to feed her. I have given in a few times out of fear of starving her and given her a bottle of pumped BM but I don't want her to think that she is always going to be fed by bottle. I also don't want to end up Exclusively pumping. I We made some progress this evening after her bath. I game her 2 ounces of pumped BM and then was able to BF her until she fell asleep. Any ideas on what to do? DO you guys think if she continues this I should giver her formula so that she associates the yucky tasting stuff with the bottle and the good tasting stuff comes from the breast? I know that my supply isn't an issue as when she refuses the breast I end of leaking and squirting all over her. I haven't eaten anything unusual either. I know she is hungry because she starts rooting but when I try to feed her she screams .
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."
What do you guys think I should do? Anyone have success with ending a nursing strike? should I just try to BF her ever 3 hours so she doesn't get hungry and is always satisfied? I really don't want to quit. I am getting so frustrated.