My baby refused to latch on after 2 1/2 months of successful nursing.
Today my 2 1/2 month old baby did not want to latch on after successfully nursing 5 times throughout the day.
She arched her back and screamed. I tried different positions, each breast and the same results.
After much frustration for both of us, my husband gave her a bottle of breast milk which she took without a complaint. I am very upset because I don't want to give in to a bottle every time she exhibits this behavior. I have used breast shields this entire time without any problems.
Please help. Emily
Successfully Ended Strike
My 9 mo bit me one day and I yelped and said "No!". He started crying, really crying. He did not nurse for 5 days after that.
He wanted me near him and wanted me to hold him - but refused to nurse. He would cry, turn away, and push away from the breast. I was pumping during this time but he preferred water or formula out of a sippy - not my milk. Needless to say I was so sad and cried every day. I wasn't ready for him to be weaned - he is my last baby (3rd). I had to stop nursing my 1st at 9 mos and my 2nd didn't make it past 4 months - so this was new territory for me.
I read suggestions here and elsewhere and decided to take it really slow. A lot of skin to skin and I offered the breast but didn't push it. I noticed that every day he got more and relaxed and yesterday actually started to drool! So today he sat in my lap - patted the breast and leaned in to nurse. We BOTH were really happy after that and he has nursed all day. SO - just take it slow and they will come back to you!!
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