Hi, this is my first time posting on this board. My name is Kim, I have six children. The oldest is 17 years and the youngest is 17 months. I nursed all of them, the longest was over three years. And I'm also a former LLLLeader.
Abby, my 17 month old, is driving me crazy! She nurses as often as a newborn and will suck on the right breast for a minute or two, then the left for a minute or two, then back to the right, then the left, then the right. ARGGGH!!! I get that feeling of wanting to throw her across the room. I don't, of course, but I do have to put her down after a half hour of this because I start to feel insane. Then twenty mintutes later she's back again, tugging at my shirt.
Then there's the situation during the night where she wakes up and screams and won't go back to sleep without nursing....even though my back is killing me from sleeping with her attached for the previous several hours. If I roll away, she climbs all over me and pokes me in the eyes.
I make sure she is getting enough to eat and drink and that she has plenty to do. I give her lots of physical affection. She is not teething.
I don't remember my other kids being like this, unless I'm just blocking it out. I literally feel like taking a knife, slicing my breasts right off my body and giving them to her.