My youngest of four just turned 1 in Nov. She was my first and only premie. My body was apparently in no condition to house another baby so soon after my third. That combined with utter depression, stress, poor eating habits, etc. resulted in her being nearly a whole trimester premature. She was in NICU for two months before we brought her home. So she was my only baby to not be breastfed directly. I rented an electric pump, delivered fresh milk for her daily, and by the time she came home she was on some enriched premie formula recommended by her doctor. I barely held her at first. She was like this huge inconvience to me. A burden. The 4th who wasn't meant to be. This last year I've felt sad, uncomfortable,and even akward when I try to sit and hold her. The sound of her crying rubs my nerves raw! She makes me so tense. But she's so innocent. I feel so guilty and I don't know what to do. Any suggestions?
Asked by Anonymous at 6:20 PM on Jan. 6, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by MommyToJessica at 11:03 AM on Jan. 7, 2009
I would go talk to your doctor about how your feeling. Maybe you have postpartum depression and there is help. Have someone help you with your baby girl so you can get some needed rest. I have twins and what I do is nap with them. I read them stories and the three of us nap. To me it's relaxing and were bonding. I also take my twins to the park I chit chat with other moms and my boys play. Don't be ashamed to ask for help.
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