I don't want to sound "needy" but I do have a big part of me that wants to be needed by my baby, for more than food.
My DS is almost exclusively breastfed which has been up and down to say the least, but we've been sticking to it.
I notice that when she is done eating, and just wants to suck, of when she is fussy due to gas or something, she doesn't want the breast and prefers to suck on her paci. It's like she thinks I'm "food only," and other sucking needs are met by the paci. I know the easy answer to this is "elminate the paci," but what do you do when you are trying to comfort a baby with the breast, and she is crying about it? How do you comfort a baby with the breast when she is all hysterical about it? I was told that if the baby starts to cry at the breast to take her away, cause you don't want her to associate negativity with the breast (especially if you have recently been dealing with a bottle preferance issue to bat, like me).
I don't know if this sounds silly, like, why do I want to be my baby's pacifer, but I have waited a long time for this child, and I want to be her comforter too, not just her food. Is it wrong to want to be needed in this way by my baby?