Has anyone have experience of BF a Autistic Child or one with a little to no receptive language. My Son is 24m and will constantly scream for BF tug pinch and pull and will not give up with any amount of distraction due to his Language and ASD he is very controlling and will not give up, so traditional weaning techniques don't work.
I think it is more of a sensory/comfort need for him now as 85% of the time he is chewing whilst climbing and playing on me - when he actually wants a feed he is on and off pretty quick, he would be on the breast 24hrs but is bad especially from 5.30am -12 noon constantly crying pulling, pushing me until I give in, he is a different easier child when he is around others and I am not there.
This is a big problem now as this constant screaming and demands is making my 3yr old very angry and she has starting to push and pull her brother and I can't cope with being chewed/pinched/pulled/climbed on or screamed at for much longer.
I can however find no advice for weaning/stopping behavior in Special needs children. I have tried using Visual timer but his receptive language is poor so don't know if he gets it.
Any advice will be most welcome -