Re: 8 week old still wanting to nurse all day long
She will! Have you explored the possibility of acid reflux as a cause for the constant nursing?
Pretty much she cries unless she is nursing or sleeping on me. Will she ever grow out of this?
Yay!!! Not too many moms are as giving as you are. Way to go, Mama!
It doesn't bother me too much that she wants to nurse 24/7.
Wow, your MIL is a piece of work! Why in the world would you want your baby not to be attached to you? I'm with nolamomma that now is the perfect time to draw a line in the sand over parenting advice. Because it will never stop until you can make it stop. And if you draw the line in the sand and she steps over it anyway- you just can't stop some people!- then it's time to start ignoring her.
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!!
As for your husband, he needs to get with the program. This demanding time in your baby's life will pass. Until it does, his job is to support you. And just because he can't feed the baby doesn't mean he can't change her diaper, and walk her around in a sling, and cuddle with both of you while you nurse her.
Stay strong, Mama! You are doing the best thing ever for your baby.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"