Reef is 8.5 months old and has yet to have any 'problems' eating. He was strickly nursed until 5 months when we intoduced some solids. He LOVES he fruits and veggies now, but up until yesterday was still nursing ever couple of hours (even if it was just a quick snack!). That is until yesterday morning.....he just stopped! He WOULD NOT nurse at all yesterday. I pumped all day! Reef even went down for bed with out nursing....which is close to unheard of! He finally nursed in the wee hours of the morning, but I offered him the goods this am....NATTA! Flung his head back in FURY!!!!
WHAT DO I DO? WHY WOULD HE JUST STOP? Is it my fault for 'tapping' his lips when he bit me the night before all this started?? More than anything we want to stay as far from processed formula as possible........any suggestions are much appreciated.
Answer by Dalimonster at 9:36 AM on Jan. 26, 2011
Answer by MeggieSwan at 9:42 AM on Jan. 26, 2011
Answer by balagan_imma at 9:45 AM on Jan. 26, 2011
Answer by 2autisticsmom at 10:12 AM on Jan. 26, 2011
Babies really don't SELF wean before at the very least a year but closer to two years. Baby is either reacting to the tap, teething or entering a nursing strike. Continue to offer the breast, preferably before baby is super hungry and in a relaxed atmosphere. If baby does chomp down again (which can also be a sign of teething) sternly say no and take baby away from the breast then return baby to feed. If it happens after that again, sternly say no and do not allow baby to nurse for a period of time (a few minutes). Good Luck and rest assured that baby has not self weaned.
Answer by mama_l at 10:17 AM on Jan. 26, 2011
Answer by daughteroftruth at 10:55 AM on Jan. 26, 2011
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Answer by Christina807 at 12:00 AM on Jan. 27, 2011