Every time I sit down, my 18-month-old DS wants to nurse! I feel like I have to stand all day! I've tried sitting in different places, telling him we can nurse in a little while....he gets so upset! He's just reminded of "nursies" when I sit down, I guess. Anyone have a trick? I just want to sit down and relax sometimes! He's learned to climb into my lap too so he doesn't even need me to pick him up anymore. I'm going a little batty.
I can't sit down!
My son will be 2 next month and we have the same problem here - although i must say, its usually more problematic in the AM - he is up at 5AM most days and ALL i want to do is slouch in my recliner - he comes over like 10 times and hour and asks for "ah-boo! ah - boo!" - ugh...its hard coming up with things to do at 6 and 7 AM every morning!
Can you lay down on the floor without being 'jumped'?
Oh, I can *so* relate. I have really had to be proactive. I make sure he is entertained with something else and has snacks available for grazing and has a drink (water) ready for him before I sit down. If I really don't want him to nurse right then, I firmly (but gently) take his hands, look in his face, and say "I'm sorry, but mommy is not ready for nursing time. You will have to wait. Would you like a snack or (insert activity here)".
We have had a few melt downs, sure...but two weeks after starting this, we only have like one meltdown a day, not too bad for a 19 month old. The first few days were rough, but it had to be done. After all - nursing is a *relationship*, not a one-way street, especially after the one year point (when most of us have opinionated gymnasts on our hands)