Nursing Strike

This is less of a blog entry and more of a question for all the mothers out there…

My baby is almost 8 months old. A week ago he stopped nursing! Just literally stopped. It doesn’t matter how hungry he is he refuses to nurse! Its honestly breaking my heart…

My mother-in-law and husband say keep trying, everyday but when I lay him down and he screams and pushes away from me, my heart just breaks 😢.

I’ve tried everything I can think of… bait and switch with the bottle… nursing in his sleep, when he’s tired, skin on skin… he has no problem cuddling, just won’t eat. I saw a lactation consultant and she gave me a nipple shield… still wont work.

Almost 2 weeks ago he got an ear infection and hives and was put on medicine but still was nursing at this time so I dont know why the sudden stop. Hubby thinks I may have yelled when he bit me, but I’ve tried to reassure him nursing will be fun (as much as you can relay that to a baby).

At this point I am open to any suggestions… please help!!!

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