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I am so cranky and testy. My girls are driving me crazy with their bickering and I don't have the patience for it. Carter wants to be latched all the time. I can't figure out if he's hungry or tired. It takes him so long to eat that I figure he shoulg be hungry an hour after we finished. I'm not confident he's getting enough even though he takes himself off. I'm just not used to it. I am happy he wants to latch, this is what we've been working for, I'm just tired. Right now he's watching baby einstien with my dd so I can have a moment to myself and maybe eat something. He's only 4 months and already I'm using the tv <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:<br><br>
Anyway, just needed to let it out. Ever have one of those days you just want to go for a 3 hour walk by yourself?
 

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Um...almost every day!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: :LOL<br><br>
Do you have a sling? If you can nurse him in the sling (when he's just wanting to suckle and not needing any extra milk from the SNS) then you won't have to sit or lay down the whole time and you'll have free hands and be able to get other things done. Just a thought...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I hope your day improves.
 

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Mama, give yourself a pat on the back. Your baby is well on his way to becoming a boob-a-holic! He's making up for lost time.<br><br>
It is tiring, it is frustrating, especially with older kids....but you can do it! You are doing it! You rock! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/banana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banana">
 

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I had to give him a bottle tonight. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"> He nursed all day, except at the chiropractors office. I tried but he was just to tired to deal with it so he had a bottle. Tonight he nursed on both sides for a half hour total, but it just was'nt enough. He got so tired and fussy and wanted more but was trying to rub his eyes while nursing and got mad because his latch would come loose, he was not having a good night. I ended up giving him another 4 ounces from the bottle within the next hour. He just could'nt get satisfied and was to tired and misserable.<br><br>
I gave him back the Avent bottle with the nb nipple. He was just getting to much from the sip cup and getting gassy. We had to give him 2 ounce last night to. It's like he's trying to store up for the night, but he's moody to boot. He's always been this way, some nights are better than others. I have decided to pick my battles and if he needs a few ounce from the bottle at night, after nursing of course, then he can have it.<br><br>
It's really nice to see him all excited when I offer the breast. He knows what it's for now that he's getting a full tummy, with the assistance of the SNS. I'm so glad I tried it again.<br><br>
I'm just tired and not having a good day. I can't seem to get the laundry put away or the livingroom tidied. The girls are'nt helping, they just drop their stuff wherever they please and there's no reasoning with them.
 

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I am sorry you had a bad day. I am glad however that your baby loves the breast now.You are doing great. I certainly have those days too. Isaac is still kind of demanding and my toddler uses feeding times as opportunities to get into things. It's very frustrating. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: My poor ds ends up chasing her around the house for me. I hope today is better for you.
 
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