I don't produce much milk anymore. I've now had my fifth period since i had her on Oct. 19, 2007. In the mornings, she breastfeeds and actually gets a healthy amount of milk. But the rest of the day she is SO clingy. I mean, it's over-the-top. and she's always saying "turse turse!!" (her word for nurse). And she always has to have my other nipple in her fingers as she's drinking (or comforting) on the other one. If i pry her fingers off of the other nipple she starts kicking and fussing -- sometimes screaming. I comfort "feed" because I don't think she's happy about the fact that Mommy only has a little milk left. It's not a demand-production-demand thing anymore. I know this because she is at the nipple almost ALL the time. I am constantly nursing her but only FEEDING her once a day, maybe twice. we still nurse to sleep every night in the rocking chair as I have done every night since the day she was born.
Now she is so clingy and it is driving me crazy but I don't want her to feel rejected. I know i will miss the closeness of BFing, but I know there is a time for everything and that we can share closeness in lots of other ways as well. If I were producing milk, I'd happily feed her because she would get satisfied. But she is NEVER satisfied and I am burning out quickly. I haven't lost my temper yet but I can feel some resentment there that I don't want to feel and don't want her to feel either.
This is very upsetting.