I have a 2 year old daughter and a 7 month old daughter. The trouble I am running into is that my 7 month old is being extremely fussy about how and where she nurses, which is in a dark room with the door closed.
As you might imagine, this does not work very well with my 2 year old....
***Backstory, not certain how relevant...***
We have had a gambit of troubles with the babe. It started when was only a few weeks old and would scream until she passed out, wake up 45 minutes later at the most and start screaming again..all day and night... She had no fever and her bloodwork was normal; therefor, we kept getting sent home from the emergency room (which is 45 minutes away from where we live),
with some suggestions on dealing with colic (including putting her on a barbituate called Donnatol which caused problems with stooling, that's another story...)....
This just did not sit right with us and on our sixth trip we finally insisted they check us in and run some tests. Finally, they discovered that she had urinary reflux and recurring urinary tract infections.
As a result, she was on Sulfatrim for 4 months to help prevent infection and to keep her kidneys from being damaged. This in turn caused several pretty nasty thrush outbreaks which caused some real problems with nursing. She lost 1 1/2 pounds when she was 4 months old because she would flat out refuse to nurse. I finally got her back on track for about a month, but now I am having the finicky nursing problem.... (Back to my original problem.. lol)
She has started solids but due to her having stooling problems I am trying to take it easy with them.