The only problem is that Noah seems to be a little TOO attached. As in, no one but me can hold him/change him/feed him/touch him/get him to sleep/care for him in any way shape or form. I am getting exhausted. He wails for me if I'm not in eyesight, even if daddy & his sisters are right there. He is getting to be a challenge to nap & still wakes a bazillion times a night. I don't get a break from him & I need one. I was hoping going to work out at the Y would turn into "me" time, but he's screamed for me so much that they almost instantly call for me to come back. I cant even put him in the dang playpen to work out here because of the crying & fussing. I'm at my wits end!
How do you unattach yourself from your overly attached baby? I feel like I'm climbing a slippery slope of barely not losing my mind here & I know I sometimes let my frustrations out on the girls by yelling. I HATE hearing myself yell. HATE HATE HATE IT! But what else can I do about Noah's very intense demands?
Thoughts of sleep training & CIO cloudy mind and are looking tempting, Which makes me feel even worse. Pair that with his awful latch right now and my supply plummeting. I'm feeling like a pretty big failure. I don't know how to find some middle ground here. Anyone have any suggestions?
And yeah, his latch is lazy & tight. As if he thinks I am a straw (which is ironic since he hasn't figures out how to use a real straw yet). He has given me raw blisters & cracked, bleeding nipples, but I am SO close to making it to 1 year that I can't just give up now. I'm calling WIC this week to see I'd they have any suggestions, because I've tried all of the tricks in my bag & still dread every nursing session from the inevitable pain. Boo!
I hope to find some resolutions that work for us very soon!!