Join Date: Apr 2002
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Well, I hope you find this at least encouraging.
My DD will be 7 mos old this Sunday and I look forward to a long nursing relationship ahead of us. But just today DD was very fussy and wouldn't go to anyone but me. She would nurse, then push away as if it was yucky, then two seconds later want to nurse again. She desperately needed a nap and wouldn't go to sleep for it. Eventually DH got her to sleep after much effort (very unusual for her, btw) and after only a few blissful moments of peace, she woke up and DH says "I think she wants you". Before I could even help myself I let out this big sigh, rolled my eyes, and said "okay!!".
Of course I felt horribly guilty as soon as I'd done it, after all it was my decision not to use bottles, and I am always saying I love nursing her. And turns out the poor dear is teething and was just really miserable.
So you see, we all have days like this and it's okay to feel this way. Btw, at your daughter's age perhaps it would be okay to limit her. In other words, if she won't nurse properly when you are sitting down for her, then when she tries after you are up tell her no and go about your business and then later sit down and offer again. I don't mean this in a discipline sort of way, just giving yourself a break. Sometimes when DD is nursing in a fussy way (off, on, off, on) it helps to wait a bit and try again later.
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Mama to DD14 and DS12, both born on MDC.