For the time being I think I will stick it out with nursing Liam until he is at least a year old. I didn't get bitten today, just smacked around a little. But I guess I can handle smacking and squirming for a bit longer if this truly is my only baby.
I really appreciated all the advice and encouragement I got in my comments in the previous post. I got some perspective I didn't have last night.
And let me tell you, last night was a rough one. Liam had more than one soy formula bottle yesterday and I fear his tummy is intolerant of anything other than breast milk. Literally. No solids or formula for a bit longer... He was up for about 3 hours last night... midnight to 3am. It was a lovely morning (scratch my eyeballs out lovely)... I am glad he finally went back to sleep so we could sleep... I am just so tired (9-months-of-no-good-sleep-dog-tired and kinda ill over it)... I felt like that first month of his life where I am so desparate for sleep that putting my baby on ebay sounds like a tempting idea. Sounds bad, but I know enough moms have felt this way, that I don't feel guilty saying it. We moms all feel desperate now and then.
Anyway, I hope I can keep up with his need... I think I might be getting slapped by my child because the flow isn't fast enough and or just plain isn't enough. Even on days where Liam has no soy formula or solid foods, he is up to eat multiple times a night. Obviously my milk ain't stickin' to his ribs. What's a mom to do but feed the need?