Re: My baby is holding me hostage!
Oh man, what fun! I agree that quitting won't help, because I don't think the root issue here is what or how you're feeding your baby, but a nice case of separation anxiety. I am guessing that your LO has decided that she doesn't want to be separated from you for any reason, even for her own good (like when she has to be in the car seat). This is enormously frustrating but it's also a normal stage of infant development. The good news is that it is just a stage, and that means that it will pass. Can you bear to roll with it for now? I promise, it gets better! My velcro baby was stuck to me like glue on and off until she was around a year old. But now, at 16 months, she falls asleep by herself, stays happily with daddy for hours, and runs away from me the moment we go outside.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"