hi llladies. this is long so i apologize now.
my son needs to suck a lot. he wont take a pacifier regularly, will only do it on rare occasions.
i know that the DCP use the milk as a way of soothing him. i have asked that they use other methods but it always comes back to the over use of milk in my opinion. i have allowed this to an extent because i just cannot stand the idea of them letting him cry.
i think a big part of it is his primary teacher right now is not someone who bf and she has no interest in understanding bf. she claims to understand but it her actions show me that she doesnt. she is not an attachment caretaker. i have watched her while i nurse. that doesnt mean she is bad. she just seems very detached if you know what i mean. i would personally do things a lot different. the past few days she has texted me about how hungry he was and he needed another bottle, then he only sucks a half oz and falls asleep. she even admits "i guess he just needed to suck". i am very frustrated. i feel like i keep repeating the same things.
overall i really love the place and i am comfortable with the teachers. i just feel like this teacher doesnt get it and isnt really willing to put the extra effort in. my son needs that extra effort, esp when there are no breasts around.
SO to my point... today she told me he is moving to the next room soon. i am somewhat happy about it. he will be one of the only little babies in there though, everyone else is crawling or walking. i am not really happy about that but i want to use the opportunity to make it a better situation with the milk. the woman in the next room i know very well from my older son being there. but that does not mean it will be easy to get her to use other methods to soothe my lo, esp if she has older kids in there running around.
What things should i say or give his new teacher to help out with not using bottles too much? should we try to transition to a sippy cup, would that help at all?
any help would be great. maybe i just needed to vent. thanks