I feel for you, it's really hard when you are the one putting in the majority of the work looking after the wee monkey, and then they seem to prefer everyone else!
I think it's just a stage, your wee girl is still pretty young, and other people are a great novelty. Your little girl is probably enjoying looking at different faces rather than actually preferring those people to you, if that makes sense? Young babies are programmed to smile at everyone for a while, it helps them to build up a good circle of people to care for them - it's a survival thing. But as they get a bit older, over the next few months, your daughter will become more confident about who her family is, and she won't feel such a need to recruit new members to her fan club. And then her smiles and laughs will probably be reserved mostly for 2 or 3 special people, the most special being you!
Maybe you should tell your family that you really appreciate all the help they've been giving you, but you feel you need some alone time with your baby, just to hang out and chat and cuddle with her, so that your special time with her isn't just when you're breastfeeding. I'm sure they'll understand a mum wanting some quiet time with her baby!
Try not to worry, I think it's a very common experience for daddies to be the popular one for a while, my little girl has her father wrapped round her little finger, she can be a grumpy little rotter all day, then turn on the charm as soon as she sees daddy! And this makes sense - it's refreshing to see a different face at the end of a long day, so I try not to take it personally!
You'll probably find over the next few months that your baby will become more selective about who she wants. My DD is nearly 9 months, and she's at the stage when she won't let me out of her sight. It's nice to be wanted but it's tiring!
Remember that she's only a little baby and even if she's not expressing it very well yet, you are the most important person in her life, and there will be millions and zillions of kisses cuddles and smiles for you soon. Sounds like you're doing a great job!
Sorry about the big long ramble! tongue
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