I was not sure where to post this.
My Dh has been feeling frustrated lately. Ourdaughter, who is 13 weeks old, cries more when he holds her. When I hold her - she rarely cries and if she does cry - it stops almost immediately.
He is a hurt by this - I try to tell him that since I am breastfeeding, I am meeting one of her major needs right now...hunger. So she associates this need being met to me.
How can I make my husband feel better about this? He is frustrated and it is straining our relationship a little bit.
He also feels like the things I ask him to do sometimes...changing diapers, changing clothes for getting ready for bed - are things that upset the baby and she tends to cry more during those times. I do those things all the time as well..but she tends to not cry as much when I do them
I am feeling almost guilty for the solid relationship I have with our daughter from breastfeeding. I am a little frustrated too because honestly, I am not feeling very appreciated. Breastfeeding is not always easy, I certaninly did not get much sleep for a long time. It is now much better- but I am still feeling a little hurt myself.
Sorry for rambling..but any suggestions would be appreciated.