Getting a healthy nursing routine established is hard enough, but when your baby suddenly refuses to breastfeed , it's hard to know how you should react. Although every baby goes on a so called "nursing strikes" for different reasons, there are a few things you should never do to help them through it. Every breastfeeding parent should know the best and the worst ways to respond to your baby's nursing strikes so that you can help get them back on track as smoothly as possible.
According to Baby Center, there are a number of reasons why some babies refuse to nurse for a period of time. Sometimes it's related to pain from teething or an ear infection, or discomfort from being sick. Other times it's due to stress or other issues affecting a mother's milk supply. Even something as simple as switching the scent of your detergent or perfume can throw your baby off track, so getting to the bottom of their nursing woes may be a little bit trickier than you expected.