Ok my lovely 81/2 month old girl has been a wonderful eater. I have been breastfeeding just fine from the start. she is now also getting cereal, fruits and vegies (stage 2 ) baby food and has been eating like a champ until today. yes she has 5 teeth in already and I think #6 is on the way but today is a new one on me. She refuses to breast feed at all. She eats everything else like normal. She has no fever, she went #2 just fine and drinks a little water at a time from a sippy cup. She has never been able to drink from a bottle. She gets a formula with her cereal to support me some days with no problem. I hope this is only temp. Any advice? Thanks in advance.Answer Question
Answer by midnightmoma at 9:29 PM on Dec. 29, 2009
Answer by rkoloms at 9:29 PM on Dec. 29, 2009
Babies do NOT self wean before, at the earliest, 1.5 - 2 yrs old. Rkoloms is right it is a TEMPORARY nursing strike. Please look up nursing strike on kellymom.com to help your further.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:00 PM on Dec. 29, 2009
Answer by threeeunder3 at 10:08 PM on Dec. 29, 2009
Answer by midnightmoma at 10:29 PM on Dec. 29, 2009
Midnightmoma~ "True SELF-weaning before a baby is a year old is very uncommon. In fact, it is unusual for a baby to wean before 18-24 months unless mom is encouraging weaning." Please read the rest of the following article to help you understand self weaning and what it is and is not. http://www.kellymom.com/bf/weaning/babyselfwean.html
OP~ A "NURSING STRIKE"is a baby's very sudden reluctance to nurse, whether or not he is accustomed to rubber nipples. It is not the same as being ready to wean (which happens gradually), but signals some discomfort in the baby's life: an earache or stuffy nose, houseguests, teething, a parent's new job, being scolded for biting. Nursing strikes are fairly common... and fixable. Nursing the baby in his sleep, for instance, is a time-honored way of ending a strike.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:53 PM on Dec. 29, 2009