Re: Please help - I'm afraid
Mama, I am so sorry you're going through such a rough patch. Babies are innocent, endearing, delightful, irreplaceable- and they can drive you bonkers!
5 months is often when babies become highly distractable. The sliding off the breast thing your LO is doing could be a result of him getting interested in something in the room when he's nursing. You might want to try nursing him in a darkened room, free of distractions, and see if that makes a difference.
The grunting thing sounds really annoying! I know I get really peeved when my 5 year old chews with her mouth open. It's something that has always grossed me out. As the PPs have suggested, he's probably just experimenting with his voice- but you might want to try and get some video of your baby while he's grunting and take it in to the pediatrician. Maybe he's uncomfortable, or making a characteristic noise that the pediatrician could identify? At the very least, it gives you something to do... And when I had issues with my kids, I always felt better if I had a plan of action. Even if it didn't work, doing something felt better than doing nothing.
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!"