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My 18 month old DS asks to nurse about 3 thousand times a day. Literally every 2 minutes ALL.DAY.LONG. He also will NOT unlatch himself. (Seriously, I've ran experiments... he's gone more than four hours actively sucking before I have unlatched him to prevent myself from taking a flying leap out of the window.) And about three minutes later he was asking to nurse again.<br><br>
There is NO doubt in my mind that he would nurse all day and all night if I would let him. Even when I had no milk from the pregnancy.<br><br>
His nursing (or asking, rather) has not changed since my milk came in (or since the baby was born) so I don't think that's the issue.<br><br>
He tantrums when I tell him no (because I'm already feeding the baby, or cooking dinner, or going to the bathroom... etc) I don't *like* to tell him no, but sometimes it's just not possible (activity or sanity wise) to nurse him right that moment. I would spend my whole life on the couch if I nursed every time he asked.<br><br>
I don't know what to do. I seriously have dreams about weaning him. I don't WANT to, but a couple of weeks of major tantrums and then getting a child who sees me as more than a boob (seriously he won't play with me, won't let me read him books, nothing. I'm just a food source) sounds pretty good right now. I know I won't wean him.... but that doesn't mean I don't think about it.<br><br>
Any advice?
 

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Wow. I think I would have jumped out the window if I had a new baby when dd was 18 months. She did the SAME thing at that age. And made me nutty then and she was the only nursling.<br><br>
No great insight other than lots of pats on the back and well wishes.<br><br>
It is a stage. It does pass.<br><br>
good luck!<br><br>
-Angela
 

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We went through the same stage, but I'm sure it is a whole lot more annoying with a new baby as well. All I can offer is a <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">, I hope this stage passes fast
 
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