Hope February is treating everyone well!
We are just getting over a super nasty cold... 3 weeks of runny noses, coughing, no sleep, and general crankiness for DD, DH, and myself - no fun :(
DD seems to be stuck in a cranky rut that I just can't get her out of. All she wants to do is nurse, and at 13mos I'm *almost* ready to wean her and definitely done with having her permanently attached to me. Ever since being sick, she has had no interest in eating or drinking. We had been making very good gains on solid food, and although she was resisting cow's milk was doing ok with water and juice. Now nothing on her tray gets touched, sippy gets tossed, and she impatiently waits for meals/snacks to be over so that she can nurse. Daycare also says she is not eating as much as she was prior to getting sick. We were doing 50/50 BM/Cow's milk in a sippy but she was totally rejecting that, so I've switched back to one bottle of BM at daycare and she still won't even touch that. After she started feeling better a few days ago, I started to try to be more strict about when nursing is offered/allowed ... but she will just crawl into my lap sobbing and pull at my shirt. I know I am having trouble with the idea of completely weaning her because she may be my only and I have loved the relationship, but this is crazy! Do I just keep redirecting her unless it is an appropriate time (ie bed time)? Will full out weaning be the only solution here? Maybe it is normal to have a few days of crankiness after being sick? Any suggestions on getting my happy/content baby back? Or is there just no return now that she is more of a toddler?