Nursing strike?

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Written on Thursday, October 12, 2006 by Jessica

He isn't nursing well, but I'm not so sure it's an acutal nursing strike, because he's not utterly refusing to go to breast. He eats for about five minutes and then gets really fussy -- latching on like he's still hungry but then pulling away almost instantly and fussing. Grandma says he takes his bottles like a champ.

I wonder if the milk flow is ticking him off. His behavior coincides with a precipitous drop in production.

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  1. Lizzy in the City |

    I was told that this kind of thing usually happens around 3-4 months. Especially with the milk production drop.
    I had so much trouble with production I took Reglan to up my milk supply. Although it worked quite well, I'm not sure I'd recommend it unless you're totally desperate--which I was.
    My understanding was that around the 3rd or 4th month, milk production drops substantially. Especially for women that are supplementing. I'm not sure what the rhyme or reason is...
    Good luck!

     

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