As you can see from previous threads, I've had a hard time nursing my daughter but have persevered and was happily nursing her 4-5 times a day until about a week ago. One day she when I offered her usual afternoon snack of "nummies" she didn't trot happily to the bed as usual. I forced the issue and she just blew raspberries on my breast and climbed down. Next feed, same thing. Then she comfort nursed to sleep later that night.
A week has elapsed and her behavior is the same. She nurses first thing in the morning, overnight if she wakes up (sometimes not), and comfort nurses to sleep for her nap and bedtime but I can no longer get her interested in daytime, wakeful feeds. She lies there with the nipple in her mouth, just holding it.
My hormones are so out of whack I find myself crying when she "rejects" me and I have to leave the room. It's so sad and confusing because I have read so many times that they don't self-wean at this age so I assume I've done something wrong.
She was not bottle fed or given a pacifier and I have been home with her from day one, nursing on demand and offering, offering, offering.
I also don't give her other milks or dairy so now I am worried about her nutrition on top of it.
Does anyone have any words of wisdom? I'm really struggling over here and it's affecting my relationship with my daughter. She has always been somewhat ambivalent about nursing and she doesn't talk yet so I am having a lot of trouble figuring out what she's doing and what she needs from me.
Thanks in advance. As always.