Kat - posted on 05/21/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
I'm not sure if my daughter is rejecting the boob or going through something. Last week she refused her lunch time breast feed. I was out at the time & couldn't really spend a long time persisting. I tried for about 10 minutes & then just went straight onto her solids part of lunch so she got something at least. She missed a breast feed the next day but mostly due to sleeping for so long, not because she refused it. (Her two bottom teeth cut through on May 5th.) Today she has been biting me quite badly when feeding & I have been letting her know firmly that that is not allowed & when she has fed nicely I have been giving her praise so hopefully she will learn the difference between good & bad feeding. At her dinner feed tonight she wouldn't go on the boob. She was very upset & crying tears. I thought she was tired & put her down for a nap, which she fell straight asleep for 40 minutes. When she got up we tried to feed again. I put her on the otherside & she fed for a little bit only. She did use teeth & I told her no. She fed well & I praised her. Then after only a short feed she pulled off & wouldn't go back on. So I patted her back for a burp & swapped sides, which she wouldn't go on at all. After trying for a while I decided to give her her solids dinner.
Is this a normal 7 1/2 month thing? Is she rejecting the breast? I thought maybe it's more teeth coming, but she did not refuse to feed when the 1st two teeth came. She has never refused to feed before as she always has been a wonderful feeder.
We bought a tin of formula just in case, but I hope to not have to open it just yet.
Any ideas or similar experiences??