Thank you for checking with Just Answers. I am happy to give you some advice about your situation. I would also not worry about this attachment. As stated in your question he does go to sleep straight away for others. By knowing this I am sure that this need to cuddle is an attachment thing with you as his mother. Some children start to grow out of this super need for "mom" about the age of 2 or 3. As the children become more independent they will move on to focus on other things besides mom. If this is causing trouble for you then I would suggest letting him cry for several minutes before going in to comfort him. I noticed you had tried the technique where you move away from the bed a little at a time. When you are doing this are you ignoring him as well? If he comes up to you as hard as it might be you must act like a statue. You must not engage the child so they feel safe with just the sight of you. Also I suggest to keeps things in perspective. In a few years (about the age of 6-7) you will be lucky to have your child sit and talk with you let alone cuddle. I think you enjoy it while you can and embrace the moment.
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