Did you hear the one about the toddler losing interest in breastfeeding? Oh, how I did laugh when I read "Mothering your Nursing Toddler."
Let me say that I love and adore my DD. She is wonderful. She is bright, happy, loving, and absolutely everything you could ever want from a daughter and she is my world.
However, the child (who will be THREE in February) LOVES.THE.BOOB.
Most of the time, in fact almost all the time until today, I was fine with that. Sure, I would occasionally get a little sick of nursing, but it wasn't a huge deal.
Today I want to scream "LEAVE MY BREASTS ALONE." DD sleeps with us and therefore thinks the breastaurant is open all night. Last night she nursed at least every 2 hours. And no, she is not almost 3 months, she is almost 3 YEARS.
This morning, by noon, I am sure she had nursed 5 or 6 times.
Good lord, I need a nursing vacation!
I really believe I am doing the right thing by her, and she will wean eventually, but ... is anyone writing "Mothering your Nursing Preschooler" or "Mothering your Nursing Middle School Child" or "Mothering your College Freshman" because, DEAR GOD I think I will need to read those books.
She has always loved the boob, but the last few days it has been non-stop. I'm thinking it's a developmental thing, or a growth spurt or something. Nothing different or stressful is going on at home (other than me being without sleep and a little whacked at the moment.)
Anyway, someone, ANYONE, tell me they have been there. Tell me she will wean. Tell me she will sleep through the night.
And god help you if you comment that your child slept through the night at 6 weeks and self-weaned at a year because I will hunt you down and hurt you. (That's the sleep deprivation talking.)
OK women, say something comforting!