Re: Nursing for tantrums vs tantrums for nursing
I think it's situational. Judge for yourself whether your lo really needs it or whether she's just demanding it for the sake of demanding. Now is the time to start setting limits on your nursing relationship. Don't expect them to be firm yet, because she's still too young to really understand, but you can definitely start on it. Be consistent with your words and she'll start to pick up on that. I found that avoiding saying no really helped minimize the fits when I refused. "Yes you can nurse when we get to the car...yes you can nurse when I finish making dinner." When you can, have an alternative snack or drink available- because sometimes they really are hungry or thirsty. Those are all things that helped me when I was setting limits.
FWIW, every time my daughter learned a new sign she used it like crazy. It could be her increase in demand is part of practicing her new skill.
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