Nursing strike, day 2

January 23, 2007

Sadie is feeling much better today thank goodness, her fever is gone and she’s running around as usual. I finally got her to nurse right before she fell asleep last night, at around 7 or so. And she did nurse through the night.

Unfortunately I have a wicked case of mastitis at the moment. I shivered all night last night with fever and chills. And Sadie won’t nurse again today. :( I think it’s because of her stuffy nose. She will latch on but immediately pulls away.

I tried several things yesterday to woo her to the breast including wearing her a lot in a sling, walking with her, trying different positions, and taking a bath together. Nothing worked. She would only drink pumped breastmilk cold in a cup.

I hope she decides to nurse today when she naps.

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2 Responses to “Nursing strike, day 2”

  1. Angela on January 24th, 2007 5:27 pm

    I’m so sorry you are sick! Mastitis is the pits.

    I have a friend who swears by using breast milk to clear a stuffy nose. Might be worth a try to help your daughter breathe.

    I hope you both get through this strike soon!

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