Okay here's the deal.
My boyfriend and I found a scared little kitten a few weeks ago who is just the sweetest little guy. He's about 8-9 weeks old and has a major suckling problem. I know why he does it, and that's all good, poor baby just missess mommy. But what i need help on is how to get him to stop sucking on me!!!
For the first couple of weeks he slept in a carrier, but on the week-end i let him roam free. I ended up getting maybe an hour of sleep. Every hour or so, he comes up on the bed, walks over to me, and proceeds to latch onto my ear lobe. If he can't get at either ear, he tries going for my upper lip, and proceeds to drool all over me. And he will sit and suckle for like half an hour, then go and nap, then come back again. He really is sweet, but i can't have him doing this to me.
I have tried to get him to suck on my finger, even a shirt, but he doesn't like those. I have even tried getting him a bottle, but he just won't take it. I am at a loss now, as to how to get him focused on something else. I don't care if he suckles, I know he has to, but I need to stop the face sucking. He sometimes attempts it during the evening if he's not racing around the house playing with his billions of toys.
So any suggestions/advice anyone has, please tell me! I love this little guy and just want him to be happy, but momma needs some sleep too!