Stephanie - posted on 06/25/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )
My daughter is 1 month old and is completely breastfed, no pumping, no bottles AT ALL. She is currently going through a growth spurt and is wanting to nurse all the time and fusses, when I set her down or try to pass her off to dad for a few minutes. My partner has been getting kind of frustrated and jealous that I am the clear favorite. I tried to explain that it will only be like this for a short period of time and that he would more than likely be very close to her and a great source of comfort to her for the rest of her life. But at the moment she wants mom and mom only. Any advice on how I can help him to feel more included and more importantly more patient? I think his frustration is part of the reason she gets fussy when he holds her, babies are very sensitive to energy. I am always trying to be super maternal and loving and comforting to the baby, and he is very quick to get mad and hand her right back to "the milk lady". I DO NOT want to pump and give her a bottle, it is VERY important to me that she NEVER has a bottle or pacifier. Thanks for any advice you may have.