Re: agatation and negative feelings
I'm glad someone else is feeling this way and your LO is about the same age as mine! The only other people I heard who felt this way had LOs about three or four. I read on another thread that it was due to toddler nursing not producing the same "feel good" hormones in the mother as before. When I get that feeling of agitation I also get an itchiness in my breast. Some nights when I am feeling really touched out I, too, put him to sleep in a chair while watching TV and not in the bedroom. Last night he woke at 2:30 and I lay there nursing him until 4. I cannot sleep when nursing him anymore due to the feeling of agitation; I haven't been able to for a while. At 4 I took him to his bed, gave him his blankie and patted him until he fell asleep. He was not happy about it but I felt about ready to jump out of my skin!! Sorry to go on and on, but you are not alone! I, too, have a goal of nursing until 2 and then for as long after as he wants, but I see that I may have to begin setting some more limits soon.
Working mom to
Gabbie 3/8/02 BF 15 months
Rose 6/5/04 BF 18 months
Will 10/6/09 BF 22 months and counting