Breast Feeding Strike, Fact and Myths
Nursing strikes occur most often in babies older than 3 months of age. Typically the baby has been nursing well and then suddenly will refuse to nurse for no apparent reason. Many mothers wonder if their babies may be self-weaning, but natural, baby-led weaning is rare during the first year and is more gradual than sudden. During a strike a baby is also many times obviously unhappy about the situation. When he is naturally weaning himself, however, he is most likely not distressed with the change.
A nursing strike usually lasts just a few days but may persist for a week or two. Even though a lot of mothers do choose to wean during a strike, most babies can be coaxed back to the breast with some patience and determination. It may take some detective work to find the cause.
All of the following are known to occasionally result in a strike: teething, illness, sores in the baby’s mouth, a change in the taste of the milk, apprehension as a result of the mother’s reaction to being bitten, prolonged separation between mother and baby, the frequent use of bottles or the pacifier, low milk supply, etc. Some lactation experts believe that a nursing strike can many times precede the baby’s mastery of a developmental skill such as crawling, standing, or walking. And sometimes the cause is never known.
Date: 10-13 April 2019
Duration: 2 hours
Gihan Fouad, Professor of Pediatrics National Nutrition Institute, Certified Board International lactation Consultant, Board member of ELCA, Consultant of Clinical Nutrition (ESPEN).
- Gihan Fouad, Professor of Pediatrics National Nutrition Institute, Certified Board International lactation Consultant, Board member of ELCA, Consultant of Clinical Nutrition (ESPEN).
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Breastfeeding refusal from mother prospect (Video)
Doctor opinions using mentimeter (menti.com).
- Ablaa El Alfy, RCPH regional advisor for MENA region,Founder Cand President of EMA,RCPCH Senior Consultant of Neonatology Galaa children and women Speciality Hospital,IBCLC Secretary General ELCA.
Speaking about “Breastfeeding refusal can be predicted? (NICU experience)”.
- Afaf Korraa, Professor of Pediatrics and Head of Pediatric Department, Al Azhar University , IBCLC, DHPE, Nutrition Diploma Kasr EL Aini Hospital, EGYPTIAN Board Pediatric Committee.
- Breast feeding behavior, What’s Normal?
- Feeding cues, is it different from term to preterm baby?
- What is feeding cue paradigm shift?
- Abeer EL Sakka, Professor of Pediatrics and Neonatology Ain shams University, Certified Board International lactation Consultant, Certified Instructor of Neonatal Resuscitation Program.
- What are the causes of nursing strikes?
- Baby-centered reasons.
- Milk Supply reasons.
- Mother-centered reasons.
- Dalia samy, Pediatrician National Nutrition Institute, Certified Board International lactation Consultant, Al Galaa Military Speciality Hospital.
Speaking about :
- How to manage?
- Coaxing techniques.
- Specific Management Strategies.
- Dr. Asmaa Sadek, Pediatrician, Neonatologist, Certified Board International lactation Consultant.
Speaking about: “Difficult cases. Videos”.