This is my fourth baby and the fourth that I've nursed, so I've been around the block a bit, but never had a child that nurses/naps to this extreme. I can't put her down, literally. She can be dead asleep after nursing for a long time (and falling off the breast) and I'll lay her down. Five min later, she's up looking for the breast. Even if I nurse her laying down and get up when she's concked out, she wakes with-in mins.
I feel like literally 98% of my day is either nursing her or trying to keep her asleep. I'm having a hard time getting anything else done. I'm trying not to get frustrated, but I am. I keep telling myself it won't last forever, but...
Oh, she cluster feeds from about 6-10 or 11pm. I understand that's normal, but after her hanging on my nipple most of the day, it's killing them.
I've also tried nursing in my ring sling, but I can't get it to work right. She also doesn't like to rock to sleep, just NURSE. Even after she's been nursing for awhile, she doesn't like to rock to sleep. Ugh!
Suggestions are welcome as are kind words. Thanks so much!