Refusing the breast in the evenings


For the past week, it has been sooo difficult to get my 9 week old to nurse for her last feeding before bed (usually between 7-8pm). I try to position her and she just cries and thrashes and pushes away. I’ve tried different positions, standing/walking/swaying, waiting until she is calm or drowsy... she just immediately gets worked up.

Last night she ate at 5 and then refused me and fell asleep at 8. I tried a dream feed at 9:15 but she wouldn’t wake up enough to latch. She ended up sleeping until 2am (I woke her - 9 hours without eating).

Anyone else go through this? Is it just a phase? Any tips to get her to eat? I’m not opposed to a bottle but don’t want her to start preferring that.