Hey everyone, sorry I don't get to post here as often as I would like - but I do lurk a fair amount and it helps to read about what others are going through and how similar it is to our situation!
Tell me about nursing strikes. What do I do? How to handle it? Brian has a little chest cold and turned a corner last night and is acting like himself today (still a little draining, but he's clearly a lot better). Yesterday he didn't nurse well, but nursed fine last night overnight (every 2-3 hours, as usual :roll:). He nursed this morning a little after 6am, then not again until 12:15pm and it was only for a minute, literally. Then nursed at 2-something for less than a minute. And the only way I could get him to latch for those few minutes was by having him sit up. :roll: I just got him to nurse at 5pm for about 3 minutes and this time he wouldn't nurse unless he was in his 'usual' cradle hold. Otherwise he's refusing to nurse and shoving my boob away and fussy if I persist in offering. When I'm not attempting to get him to nurse, he's happy as a clam. They gave him a 4 oz bottle in the nursery this morning but that's the only formula he's had today. I've been bad about solids, but will probably give him some bananas later today - esp if he continues to refuse to nurse. DH thinks his appetite is down because of his cold, but I have a feeling he wouldn't turn down a bottle if offered (but I'm certainly not going to offer one until he nurses decently). I really struggle with making enough milk to feed two hungry boys most of the time and aside from being extremely distracted right now, they've never refused to nurse. Help! I don't know what to do!!