My DD is 8 weeks old and ever since we brought her home from the hospital she wants to nurse ALL DAY LONG EVERYDAY. If I need to take her to the dr. or a quick trip to the store I have to give her 3oz of formula just so we can leave the house. I bought a My Brest Friend support pillow and she nurses/sleeps on that (which is attached to me) all day long! If I hand her off to DH while I take a quick bathroom break or a quick shower, she cries. If I place her in her swing or bouncy chair, she cries. Pretty much she cries unless she is nursing or sleeping on me. Will she ever grow out of this?
It doesn't bother me too much that she wants to nurse 24/7. What bothers me the most is when DH and MIL say BF is selfish because that's all she wants to do and no one can hold her but me. MIL also criticizes about how I need to just let her cry and not pick her up instantly. She thinks that's why she is so attached to me. She says I need to start letting her sleep in the crib and not co sleep because it will help her not be as attached. I'm getting so frustrated and never know what to say!! Any advise is greatly appreciated!!