My son is now 12 months and 2 weeks old. Lately, nursing him has been such a struggle. He has never nursed for comfort, and lately, everything is much more interesting then nursing. But of course because of it he wakes up 2-3 times a night again to nurse. I have such a hard time with this, because I just don't have the time to try to offer it over and over and over again, and lately he sucks a couple of times and goes into a hysterical melt down and pushes me away.
Could that be a sign that he is done with nursing, and I should just stop trying? Its really frustrating, and my patience are running out really quickly... I work from home, and I am very busy, and then I have to try for 10 minutes to feed him, then have the nanny take him to play for an hour, come back so I can try again, and it repeats 3-4 times, its just not realistic like this.
I would stop completely, but he is still not big into solids, and he refuses goat or cow milk (we never tried formula, but I don't think he will drink that either).
Any advice? This is just horrible. I just spent an hour calming down a hysterical toddler after trying to feed him, and last time he nursed was 8 hours ago. He threw a tantrum because I took my iPhone away from him after he accidentally made a few calls. Then he threw another tantrum as I tried to nurse him. This is just not working at all anymore...