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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2008

    Default LO refusing breast

    I had a beautiful, well-written post about how my son has spent the day refusing to nurse three times, but it ended up in cyberspace after hitting the preview button, so now I will give you the highlights in systematic bullet form.

    Basic Facts
    • LO is 15 weeks old
    • I went back to work two weeks ago
    • Breastfeeding has been great
    • Husband gives him a bottle while I'm at work (12 hour shifts)
    • Only able to pump 6oz once, maybe twice a day
    • LO averages 4oz six times a day

    • Diagnosed with PP Depression at six weeks
    • Taking Zoloft 50mg
    • Breastfeeding was a key issue. It was difficult, but I refused to give up.

    Current Situation
    • Suddenly refused to nurse this afternoon
    • Since then, went back and forth between refusal and relaxed nursings
    • I haven't cried like this since I was diagnosed

    Is this the beginning of the end? I didn't see this coming. I think I'm on the verge of a breakdown. I didn't know the one thing that was so difficult to keep is the one thing I'm fearful of losing.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Not around here as much :(

    Default Re: LO refusing breast

    First of all let me say I love your post!!! Makes it remarkably easy to read and follow

    Second I understand how distressing that must be!! Let me offer you this link to a resource that might offer some information to you regarding nursing strikes. Let us know if it helps
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