Let me say, I`m very blessed to have my three happy, healthy kids. The youngest one is just 4 months old and for the past 3 and a half months she`s been refusing to nurse except lying down. Forget nursing in public or nursing with my other kids around. Strictly in bed and she`ll chew on her hands endlessly but refuse to nurse otherwise.
We are taking a much-needed family trip starting tomorrow. We need to take a short flight then the train...etc. We`ll be out for a week. Will she starve?? I`ve been very stressed out about it. I talked to a friend of mine today and her daughter is formula-fed. I don`t judge her as I`m not in her shoes but...it was so tempting to watch her make the stuff and feeding it to her baby. No fighting, no fuss...just eating away right out in public. I must say I was tempted to formula feed my own.
Please, talk me out of it. I breastfed the older two (one of them till age 4) but I`m finding it impossible to deal with this little one. I`m constantly feeling like i`m neglecting the other two b/c I have to spend so much time attempting to feed the little sister.
I`m only looking for support. I probably won`t formula feed her but it sounds so darn tempting at the moment. Will she grow out of this stage?