Nursing Strike

Stephanie - posted on 08/31/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My baby is just now 8 months old and he has been on a nursing strike for over a month now. He is teething and I think the position of nursing hurts him. He will take a bottle in a more upright position. He had slowed down quite a bit with nursing after we introduced solids, but I don't think he is ready to be weaned (I know I am not ready for it! : ) Now my supply is way down. I just wondered if it is possible to get my supply back up so I can at least pump for him and in hopes that he'll return to me soon. Anyone have any suggestions? Do the herbs really work?

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Kristin - posted on 08/31/2009

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Fenugreek does work very well and Mother's Milk Tea. I have used both of them. Have you asked the doctor about him lying down is hurting him? I have heard a lady on here say she took her baby to a chiropracter(probably not spelled right) because her baby wouldn't nurse on one side and it fixed the problem. I would offer yourself first before the bottle. You could get some advice from a Lactation Consultant...they usually help you a lot and will encourage you. Well, I hope everything works out for you.

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