Remember how I was so proud about the fact that I might make it to the 12 month mark with breastfeeding? Well, we have another fly in the ointment. Looks like it probably won't happen, and not for a lack of our (mine and David's) desire to continue it. Here goes.
Our babysitter dumped us. She said that David wanted to be held too much, he wouldn't take naps, and he wouldn't take bottles from her. Now, we don't know what we're going to do. We can't afford a nanny. But she implied that the problem was that David was nursing more frequently since I don't work as much during the summer. She said he "regressed" and suggested that most mothers exclusively pump when they return to work to make it easier on the babysitter. What are your thoughts on this? How can I help David be more babysitter friendly? I really want to keep nursing him. Pumping is much more uncomfortable than breastfeeding him, even with teeth, and I really wanted to make it to 12 months. In addition, isn't milk straight from the breast preferable to milk that has been frozen and thawed or formula?
Am I being unreasonable here? I was planning on weaning him after his first birthday anyway....