Hi, I am the mom of six children, ages 14, 11, 7, 3, 19 months and 5 weeks!
I am trying to nurse both my 19 month (I'll call S) and my newborn (I'll call W) and I am continually feeling like it is not working. I knew it would be an adjustment as I had tandem nursed before but with much better success.
When W was born for the first week or so S nursed when ever W did. I expected this! Then S went back to his just nursing in the morning once. Now this week S has decided he wants to nurse ALL the time. To the point where it hurts me. And when I say we are "all done" he screams and kicks and becomes very upset (a new behavior).
Now I am not sure how to tell S no when W is already nursing.
I don't want S to feel left out or that W took his place.
I think the emotional toll this is taking on me is the worst. I feel like S is sad and I just am not sure what to do about it. I have tried spending time doing other thing with S but all he wants to do is nurse when he is with me.
Any thoughts, ideas, advice?
Peace, love and Kindness, Five Flower Mom