I need some advice. I am a single mother and I am living with my grandparents until I can get on my feet. It is beyond the most difficult thing I have ever done. My grandmother is constantly telling my that my son is nursing too much, needs to go to sleep on his own, and needs to be able to entertain himself.
He is four months old and eats about every two hours, but I nurse on demand so I am not too sure. I have an OLD and he gets full really quick so maybe that is a reason he eats so often? I try to explain that to her and she just tells me that I should nurse longer, even though I explain that I cannot. At night I nurse him to sleep and he sleeps in my bed. Two things that she is against. I have to hear about it all the time and she has to tell me the way things should be done. I have a step mom who was a LLL leader and is so supportive of everything I do and she raised her children the same way. So, it helps some, but my grandmother thinks that I only want to take my step mom's advice and she gets her feelings hurt.
I do not know what to do, but I am constantly feeling like I am doing everything wrong. I just want to be able to parent my child. I am so grateful that they are letting me live here, but I don't want to feel guilty when I am nursing him every two hours.