My son will be 3 next month and is obsessed with the boob. He nurses more now than an infant. Its taking a huge toll on me both physically and mentally. My body wants to act like I'm in menopause because after 5 years if such low hormones its confused as heck. I get no sleep since he nurses non stop at night. I night weaned him maybe 6 weeks ago but he still woke up 6 times a night crying so the last few days I've given in out of sheer exhaustion and desperation. But my boobs are so sore due to the frequent nursing and low hormones that nothing can even brush across them without sending me through the roof. I'm cranky sore and tired and I've been so mean to my kids lately. I have become very depressed and I cry all the time especially from.guilt over being so snappy with everyone. I think this is again from hormones and lack of sleep plus feeling like I have not one second of any single day for myself. I'm a mess. This whole post is merely a rant since no advice, suggestion or method has or ever will work for this child. I'm stuck breastfeeding with no end in sight. I did wean three children before him and one while tandem nursing at 2 1/2 but he's not like any other nursling. I feel stuck. Like a prisoner to my own child.
on May. 7, 2013 at 9:21 AM