Sarah - posted on 11/27/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )
I recently got Mirena and 2 days later, my 7 month old went on a nursing strike. At first she was just refusing her afternoon nursing but was still doing her early morning and bedtime ones as well as after solids if hungry but then she started skipping bedtime one also and then the 5th day in she started refusing the early morning one and hasn't breastfed at all since then and it has been 8 days since it started. We were avoiding supplementing and I have tried every piece of advice I can find: Nursing in a quiet/dark room, offering frequently, skin to skin time with my top off, putting something yummy on my nipple, teething tablets/cold wash rag/ tylenol in case she is teething though I don't think she is and I took her to the Dr. to rule out ear infection or illness and he didn't think she was teething either. I haven't found a single other account of a mother having a baby stop nursing when they get Mirena but I can't think of anything else it could be with it having lasted this long. Also, if you did ever have a nursing strike, can you tell me how long it lasted and what worked for you?
Thank you all!