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Old 01-02-2013, 05:37 PM   #4
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Re: Breast refusal...any hope?

Originally Posted by kristinco View Post
My DS has been on a nursing strike for about 3.5 months. Started when he was 4 months old. I can only get him to nurse at night/early morning, otherwise he just screams and refuses. He wants a bottle. It has been a real hassle and stresses me out so much.

I feel your pain. All you can do is offer the breast first every time and try to hold out until he nurses, and if not then pump, pump, pump! Good luck, mama! Either way, your baby will be okay
i had this exact same thing. he finally gave in at about 6 months and nursed till he was 2 1/2. i would pump during day and feed a bottle immediatley after and nurse at night. wasnt fun but I stuck it thru thinking it was just nipple confusion and a strike. I was right!! so hang in there and keep trying
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