Brittany - posted on 10/24/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )
I have been staying home with him and breastfeeding with no problems since birth. At six weeks old, I introduced the bottle with pumped breast milk, and from time to time he has been given a bottle. Last weekend I worked a temporary job and was away from him for three days during the day. He was home with his father who fed him expressed bottles. I... Read More pumped while at work to keep my supply up. Now the job is done, and he refuses to nurse. He will take a bottle of breast milk and come to me and say mama, and give me the sign language sign for milk, but he WILL NOT NURSE. Over the last day, I have taken away the bottle and will only give him expressed milk in a cup. What can I do? I don't want him to wean! His sleeping schedule is all messed up now because usually I nurse him to sleep, and he can't get comforted. To compound the problem, he isto be cutting a few teeth and having a very hard time with it.. With the swine flu going around as well as the flu, I has planned on nursing him another year. I want my immunity to continue to protect him. This is so stressful, and I feel so rejected. I was always able to comfort him before, and now I can't.