So, Saturday afternoon Madison went on strike. I have no idea what her demands were or what prompted this strike, but she was adamant about striking. After a great morning, a good nap, and a happy wake up at 1:15, she refused to nurse. It was not a mild refusal. It was an all out screaming and crying and turning away from me refusal. I tried feeding her every hour for the next two hours. She would have nothing to do with my food supply. However, she was happy to take the same thing she refused by bottle. She did this for the next feeding even though I attempted to trick her with a different eating position - she was not easily duped. At 3am, however, she woke up, not thinking entirely clearly, and nursed just fine. Then, halfway through that feeding, she remembered she was on strike and refused to nurse on the other side. In the morning, she decided that she would nurse BUT only if she was mostly sitting up - none of that cradling for this big girl. By the 2 o'clock feeding, Madison called the strike to an end. I thought I had won, but really what is winning when it means that she is making up for missed feeding during the strike and therefore eating every 2 hours during the day and every half hour before really going to bed for the night. Whatever, it is over and that is what is important. Have any of you mothers out there experience this? It was more frustrating than I let on in this blog, but at this point, I just have to chuckle about it :) Have a great Monday.