Maternité, Picasso 1963
We had our 18 month check last week and I asked the maternal health nurse for some advice. Her response? Vegemite on my nipples.
Now, one... Leo really quite likes vegemite, so I doubt that would deter him. And two, I don't feel so keen on the idea of sticky, smelly grossness, and three: If it did deter him, surely a traumatic negative association kind of negates the attachment parenting approach we've been taking?
So thanks very much, but I wont be doing that. Her other idea was that I just go away on my own for a few days. And while that's quite tempting, I refer you to point three above.
So we've started by giving up the morning feed and getting up straight away for breakfast (even if it's at 5.30am) and seeing how that goes. Then we'll move on to the pre-sleep feeds. As usual, we'll be taking it slow and gentle and hopefully we'll get there in the not too distant future.
Stay tuned. And of course, any advice that doesn't involve vegemite will be happily accepted...