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Sometimes babies just won't nurse. For some, this behavior starts from birth and for others, it takes the form of a “nursing strike” sometime during breastfeeding. There are also instances where moms want to relactate for a baby who has weaned altogether.If your baby is refusing to nurse, you're probably pretty concerned about how to keep up your milk supply. Milk supply is based on how much milk is removed from the breast, so it's a very valid concern. If your baby isn't removing any milk, your supply can decline significantly.
Here are some key ways to keep up your milk supply while your baby is refusing to nurse:
Additional information on breast refusal, and establishing and maintaining supply is available at KellyMom.com.