Ruby and I are still nursing. So very badly. Every time she nurses, I hate it. One time out of twenty is tolerable, and even then it’s pretty awful. See exhibit A.
Exhibit A (Warning: video contains lots of boobage. Not nice boobage either.)
So I’ve decided I’m making a last ditch effort. Ruby loves to nurse. She asks to nurse. She cries if I end the feeding, and pulls at my shirt. We’ve come SO FAR I don’t want to end things without giving it my full efforts.
We’re going to try to correct her behavior. I have been relentlessly pulling her hands away and asking her to “nurse nicely.” I’ve also made an appointment with a feeding specialist. She’s a friend of a friend of mine, and comes with the HIGHEST regards. She works with babies, she works with breastfeeding, and she sounds like our best chance of fixing whatever aversion Ruby has to nursing normally.
If we can fix this, we will continue nursing. If Ruby refuses to change her behavior, my efforts to prevent her from hurting me will probably lead to weaning anyways. People have continually told me that a mother and baby should nurse for so long as both want to continue – I don’t want to continue like this.
So we’re going to nurse nice or quit.