My ds is 14 months old and he has lately started to become violent when he nurses, he kicks and punches me, scratches me as much as he can like hes trying to tear my skin off my body bites my nipple . I just don't know what to do, I take him to work with me so he nurses when he wakes up, when we get to work, around lunchtime, before we go home, when we get home, after dinner, before bed and all night. I try to nurse him whenever he wants but I just don't think I can take this much abuse while nursing. I try to restrain him and not let him hit and kick me but then he unlatches and cries about it. I have seriously thought about trying to night wean him because honestly I am like a zombie, he nurses to sleep between 8 and 10 pm, then he sleeps about 2 hours (one night he slept for 5 hours and it was like heaven, but that was only 1 time in the last year) then he wakes up at least every 45 minutes from there on to nurse, and this goes on all night long. I really want him to nurse until he is 2 years old. He eats tons of solid foods during the day also, and a very wide variety of foods like meat, veggies, dairy, fruit so I don't think hes starving. Anyone been through this and have advice? Thanks in advance.
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4/2/10 at 2:11pm