Nursing Strike Help Needed
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|Sat, 02-16-2013 - 3:29pm|
My baby is 7.5 months. He had been happily nursing until 4 days ago. That day he had been biting me all day. That night, after I yelled when he bit me, he has refused to nurse. He screams and arches his back if he even comes near the breast. At first he would cry just being with me, now he will be with me but no breast. I have been giving him expressed milk via bottle, but in the nursing position (which he screams in until he has the bottle in his mouth). He is on solids 3x day as well. I don't know what to do. He is showing no interest whatsoever in the breast and just screams and screams. He is however biting the bottle and feeding spoon with everything he's worth. He has 6 teeth currently. He does not take night feedings, and doesn't really cuddle.
Is there hope that with persistence and patience that he will return to the breast? I don't know how long I can keep up exclusively pumping. This hurts me so much. Please let me know what I can do that will help.