Short background...DD is 11 m/o today. Has been cruising for a few weeks now and trying to stand on her own. Last two weeks I chalked irritability up to teething - okay. Early in week was dx'd with heat rash. Thursday night she was running a very slight temperature, we followed Dr's orders: tylenol, cool cloths on head, undressed, nurse lots, etc. Trying to be so sympathetic because she's not feeling well and really cranky and sooooo tired.
Last night we did regular night time routine...she was so tired, she almost fell asleep in the shower with me, and did briefly while daddy got her dried off and dressed. I nursed her, she fell asleep but as I put her in her crib, she woke up screaming. Ok, right boob, repeat. Daddy went in to put her down, and she slept for about 1.5 hrs. Once we went to be, she of course awoke again. Daddy brought her to bed, but she li`terally was attached to my boob from midnight until 5 am, and when I try to unlatch her, she clamps down with those teeth until I give up. If I m successful, it is all the screaming and crying with no calming down again. Daddy tried to calm her down, but I wound up giving other boob again, so there she was latched from 6am to 8am and freaked out again when I tried to unlatch her.
I want to comfort her when it is necessary, but this feels like insanity! She's very demanding, and even at 11 months will pull my shirt down and throw a fit in public if I don't nurse her "right now!" To top it off, I have my mom pressuring me to discipline her, to let her CIO and to consider weaning at this point...it's all just very overwhelming. Help!