My daughter who turned 6 months two weeks ago abruptly stopped nursing. I am devastated. She stopped on her 6 month birthday (so it's been 2 weeks) and I have been trying everyday. Most days not supplementing with a bottle at all. I figured when she got hungry enough she would come back to me. But, some days she would go 6+ hours without eating and didn't seem hungry for it at all.
When I say she stopped nursing, I mean that I would put her in position and she would crane her neck to get her face as far away from my boobies as possible. I would go into a dark (pitch dark on some days) room with no noise or distractions and then I could only to get her to semi-suck for just couple minutes on good days. The only good nursing I could get was first thing in the AM when she was still asleep. Today she even stopped with that one.
I have pumped and the past two days started giving her breastmilk from a bottle. Oddly, she doesn't even seem to want the bottle of breastmilk either.
Any thoughts out there?