Shenea - posted on 10/27/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )
My daughter is now 2 months old and I have been exclusively breastfeeding since she was born. I am very proud of myself for making it this far. With my son I started supplementing at 4 weeks and stopped breastfeeding completely at 6 weeks. Lately my daughter has been crying all the time it seems like unless she is nursing. I know that she is just comfort nursing most of the time and it is becoming very frustrating. Even when she falls asleep at the breast and I take her off she wakes up and starts to scream. My husband has been my only support for my breastfeeding up until now. He is frustrated that he can't take care of her because she literally cries constantly unless she has my boob in her mouth. She wants nothing to do with her paci.He wants me to switch to formula and everyone else tells me the only way they have been able to overcome this problem is by switching. I don't want to! I'm staying at home with her until she is 5 months and then I will be going to school full time, for now the only time I am away from her is an occasional shift at work because I just work call in hours, so nothing major. I pump for those times, but I don't need much because it's only a few hours maybe once every 2 weeks. How do I stop the comfort nursing?
Also it is only during the day when this happens. She has a bed time already, she goes down at 8 and sleeps until 2 wakes to eat then back down til 5 wakes to eat and then she is up at 8 for the day and then it is non stop!