Please give me any pearls of wisdom you have. I have never come across such a boob obsessed child in my life.All my others had weaned themselves off by then. I am more than happy to feed three times a day.
He's just about to turn 18 months and feeds at least 2 hourly, basically every time I sit down he wants to feed.
He screams all the time.
I've never just had a cuddle/snuggle with him.
If I sit with any of the other children he smacks them and tries to feed.
He hardly eats any proper food.
Mostly it's the constant screaming and demanding boob that's getting me down.
I'm exhausted and the other children need their mummy back.
eachpeach, yes I guess there is the assumption that I will have experienced it all!!!! But I've never had one like him. He is so clingy. he screamed from the moment he was born and hasn't stopped really.
I was talking to dp yesterday and said that I thought that bf had become a catch all cure for any situation where he wasn't quite happy. He wants to feed if he's: Hungry thirsty tired upset anxious cross
It has become his only coping mechanism but it is now caausing great distress throughout the family.
The others just stopped asking for boob. At night he goes through. He just stopped waking up!
Thanks Eachpeach. I am thinking that I have kept him as a baby iyswim? He is just grumpy
Today has been better I have only fed him once and he has had one bottle. We watched tv together and had a cuddle. He started to root around but I kept on distracting, giving lots of kisses and cuddles etc and it seemed to be ok.
I must say it feels very strange FOR ME. Better have another one so that I can feed again