I hesitate to say anything (my family is 75% East European, it is just the way we are), but I think we can officially consider this nursing strike broken.

Yesterday, Baby Diva nursed all day except before breakfast. Today, she nursed before her breakfast and before her lunch.

I think this is going to have to be filed under “Motherhood Mysteries” (in fact, that sounds like a good new post category) and “Goodness, I Hope that Never Happens Again.”

Baby Diva is as happy as ever, erupting in uncontrollable giggles at the drop of a hat (literally, she likes it if you drop stuff…funny kid).

In fact, she seemed fine the whole time. I just mixed my milk in with her food so she would stay nourished and hydrated. I was the one who felt worried, rejected and engorged.

Maybe now I will manage to get some work done and possibly even post about something other than breastfeeding.

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  1. mox says:

    Hi – I wish I had stopped by earlier. I had a hard time breastfeeding so I was actually relieved when my son went on strike at 10 monhts. I think if I had kept at it like you’re doing, he wouldn’t have gotten sick so much after he stopped breastfeeding. Almost immediately after I decided to call it quits, we had to deal with a rotovirus and then a nasty cold that got everyone sick. I’m glad to hear that you seem to be back on track.

  2. Mama Luxe says:

    I’m probably extra persistent because it made such a difference before her surgery.

    I have had a relatively easy time of it and even I have had moments when I’ve thought, I’m tired of this. During the “strike” I must admit, it actually occured to me that this would be a good excuse to stop–then felt guilty and wondered if I subconsciously sabotaged her with such negativity! Ah, the mommy guilt! I need to lighten up, do the best I can, and give myself a break, huh?