So I have a pint-sized revolutionary on my hands.
Baby Che Guevera over here is on a “nursing strike.” I’m not really sure what his demands are (more baby weekends off? Playing mat conditions are unacceptable?)
He’s been increasingly refusing to nurse over the last week. He gets hungry but then when I try to feed him he gets furious! Sometimes he gets over it and eats, although not as much as normal, and other times, he fights and fights the power, and refuses.
It’s pretty stressful, especially since I can’t figure out the reason. He nurses fine at night when he’s sleeping/sleepy and in fact is making up much of his calories by nursing. all. night.long. Awesome strategy there, bud.
He doesn’t seem to be sick otherwise. He is resisting certain horizontal positions more and one side more than the other…maybe his ear is bothering him? He seems happy otherwise and will just miss a feeding and then hang out. But then he also seems a little grumpy at other times, probably because he’s hungry. (A hunger strike will do that to you.)
So besides protesting worldwide injustice and workers’ rights, what could Henry be up in arms about? He’s a little young for teething, hasn’t had lots of bottles recently, and doesn’t seem particularly in pain when he’s not eating.
Is this some kind of three month old weirdness phase? He’s also waking up so much more at night.
I went to a breastfeeding support group that’s nearby this morning for some assistance, which was a total waste of hours of wrangling children and snowsuits since the LC had absolutely nothing helpful to say. I shouldn’t be able to do your job better than you from three minutes of Googling. Although maybe the trip did serve a purpose: as soon as you complain/brag about something your baby does/doesn’t do publically…they do the opposite and make you a liar.
Oh well. I guess I’ll just keep up the battle of the boob and head to the doctor if this continues another day or so. Ugh, when am I going to have a simple, easy time with my babies?
The answer to that is obviously never, ever, ever, are you kidding me, lady, ever ever.