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Old 10-14-2006, 12:15 PM   #4
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Re: Nursing strike -- how did you get through it? (long)

My DS did this and I was in tears. It lasted 3 days and he didn't eat anything else. he wound up nursing just fine afterwards. Pump frequently (every 2 to 3 hours) to keep your supply up for your DD for when she feels better. The post about using the syringe was another great idea. Just keep holding her close, without a shirt when possible. Don't try to push it. I found the more I pushed the nursing with Alex when he was on strike, the more he resisted. Make sure there is lots of skin contact, though, and she will come around. It will calm and soothe her just knowing you are there and love her even when she isn't nursing! Good luck and she will come around!!

Oh, and if you can, hold her, or sit near her while pumping, that may help your milk come down.
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