Thursday, February 5, 2009
Over at Kilani's blog she started the Aloha Friday, in honor of in Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So she thought that on Fridays she would take it easy on posting, too. I thought this is a great idea so therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.
This past week I had a difficult time getting Lyla to nurse a.ka. breastfeed. She went on a "nursing strike" as they have it termed in the breast feeding world. It is an unexplained withdrawal from nursing. It is temporary and is not to be taken as weaning. However, it is a very frustrating event for both mom and baby. So this leads to my question,
"Would you preserve through the difficult time of a nursing strike and stick it out to get your child back to breastfeeding or would you take this as a time to wean and start bottle feeding?"
We have been breastfeeding for almost 9 months and we preserved through Lyla's strike and she is getting back to her normal routine. I will never tell you how upset I was when she stopped and how grateful I was when she returned.
Hope every has a great Aloha Friday!