DD is 15 months old, and she is DRIVING ME CRAZY! She likes to bounce, laugh, sing, dance, twist, sit down, lay down, stand up and do headstands, etc, etc etc while she is nursing. It's adorable, but I cannot stand it. Some of it is personal issues (I seriously hate to be exposed, I do not like to have my skin uncovered, even at home), some of it is pain (her teeth pulling at my nipple while she does all this, plus she has become quite heavy!), some of it is annoyance (because she takes a half hour for a nursing session during which she only nurses for about 4 minutes!) .... I'm just irritated, I think.
But I can't figure out how to make it stop, because she's so young. It's not like I can say, "30 more seconds" or "Once you get down, you're done" because she's not old enough to understand these time concepts, KWIM? But I need there to be some sort of boundaries about the use of my body, so to speak, because I find myself feeling negative about our nursing relationship at least once a day now... and she's really too young for me to be feeling so run down already. I love nursing her at night because she just cuddles right up, holds my breast gently with both hands and nurses to sleep... quiet, peaceful bliss.. not jumping, bouncing, madness! Any tricks for nursing a toddler in a way that avoids so much body impact?