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Samsean Mon 09-Sep-13 16:14:50


My 3 month old had her last feed at 7.30 in the morning and has refused a feed ever since. I think she fed a couple of times at night. Is this normal? I'm getting worried hmm

Noideaatall Mon 09-Sep-13 16:32:18

I've heard sometimes babies have nursing strikes -is she ok otherwise? peeing & pooing? I'm no expert btw but that's what I'd check first.

cleverbit Mon 09-Sep-13 20:07:45

hopefully she's fed by now but have you tried some different positions? my three month old recently started refusing to feed unless we were both laying down.

Samsean Tue 10-Sep-13 16:14:18

Thanks! Eventually she did phew. I think she wants to be weaned

Gurke Tue 10-Sep-13 19:06:35

I am glad she's fed. Nursing strikes are horrible but not uncommon - they can happen for loads of reasons (teething, colds, stomach bugs, developmental stuff). I found the material on Kellymom useful. Babies don't self wean at such a young age btw, and these strikes are (in my experience) only temporary. Horrible nonetheless...

redcaryellowcar Tue 10-Sep-13 19:43:40

Keep a close eye on her, check her temperature if you can, too high and she won't feed if in doubt contact a doctor, if she is also hard to wake please see a doctor too, ds was v poorly at around 4wks and it started with reduced feeding, he was in hospital for a week! Do hope its just a blip but please don't feel you are doing anything wrong by seeing a doctor, a &e if necessary.

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