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DontBuyANewMumCashmere Sat 20-Feb-16 18:09:59

Sorry I'm duplicating a thread I've already posted in Chat, as I'm not getting anywhere. Hope this is ok MNHQ flowers
Hopefully you infant feeding guys might be able to help!! My friend is in quite a bad place and I'd like to give her some hope...
Thanks

Original post:
Sorry posting here for traffic, and on behalf of a friend who has trouble logging in.

Does anyone have any experiences with a positive outcome with a toddler on a nursing strike?
My LO (14months) hasn't breastfed since Sunday morning (usually has am & pm milk with some in between when requested or if she wakes up in night & is in pain with teething)

I've tried everything. Skin to skin, baths, expressing in front of her, putting her to the boob when she's asleep to see if she'll latch, cranial osteopath & homeopathic remedies to name a few.

I really need some success stories as she seems to be forgetting how to latch & just bites if she goes on & I was told yesterday that toddlers can forget easily how to suck & feed.
It started after a terrible bout of being bitten on Sunday night when we both ended up in tears. I should add that she is teething & has a chest infection so that's not helped one bit. TIA

MigGril Sat 20-Feb-16 18:25:25

Has anyone pointed her in the direction of kellymom.com website there is a page on nursing strikes. Would be a really useful read in case there is anything there she hasn't yet tired.

Being really relaxed about it. I think the key part you mentioned about the bitting incident and then both ending up upset is what has set this off. So lots of relaxed happy time with mum no forcing anything or she could just end up in a vicious circle.

Reinforcing the negative experience that her toddler had.

DontBuyANewMumCashmere Sat 20-Feb-16 18:28:11

Yes she knows of Kelly Mom.
She's had a tough week so she's been doing her best but is very reluctant to call it a day.
Hopefully there'll be someone along to say their LO magically ended a strike longer than this. smile

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