Amanda - posted on 09/24/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )
For the last 3 days, my little girl - who will be 5 months in 4 days - cries instead of eating. I don't know what to do! She will nurse ok during the day most of the time, but this morning she didn't eat, she latches on and gives a few sucks, but then cries, latches on again, few more sucks, cries & does this a couple of times until she is just crying. It's more in the evenings & during her night feedings. I don't know if it's teething or something else....i have heard of nursing strikes, but do not really know what that is. I haven't started her on solids yet. I am scared that she is not getting all that she wants to eat because this morning as i said she wouldn't eat, but cried, i could hear her little stomach making noises (like she was hungry). One evening I had tried teething tablets & tylenol, but she still cried & didn't eat, so I had ruled out teething. I know for the past month she had always latched on & off, on & off until I had a let down, & then she nursed continuously & happily, but know i don't feel my letdown. Why does my baby cry when she eats? Does anyone have any advice??