I'm a new mother of two handsome boys 21 months and 4 weeks old. I love both my boys very much, but sometimes it feels like my oldest son is a little jealous of his baby brother. I am breast feeding my new baby, and it seems like he is always eating. While I'm feeding him, my 21 month old starts getting into things he is told not to, and ignores the fact that I'm even talking to him. Sometimes he starts whining and holding is hands up to me so I can hold him. I feel bad when I tell him "not now hunny, let me finish feeding your brother " but when I'm done he just starts being a little terror. Should I be doing something different or am I handling this ok? I need some advice, especially with getting my 21 month old to listen to me and do as he is told. I hate feeling like I am not showing him enough attention.
P.s. I do like to sit in the big recliner while breast feeding, and letting my oldest sit with us. Of course that only lasts for about 5 minutes before he gets excited and starts jumping around and coming very close to hurting his baby brother, in some cases he has.
on Aug. 26, 2013 at 3:40 AM