I feel horribly guilty and stupid. My daughter was born on July 31, and I breastfed her for the entire first week. I hadnt slept since before she was born, had dangeroulsy low iron, and couldnt eat. I was very sick. So my husband suggested that i start bottlefeeding her so someone else can feed her at night so i can sleep. Well, looking back over the past week, Ive been the only one up with her in the middle of the night, even when he doesnt work. So, I am just hating myslef that i let him (and my sister, who does NOT even live here) talk me into quitting. I really want to start again, but i'm not sure how. i mean, i'm not sleeping anymore the way it is, so there is no need for formula now. plus, its fricken expensive and WIC is a joke. I also have a 2 yr old, so how in the hell do i pump and stuff while watching her too? (I'm pretty much a single mom).
Asked by Anonymous at 11:45 PM on Aug. 19, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by gdiamante at 11:57 PM on Aug. 19, 2009
Answer by DevilInPigtails at 12:36 AM on Aug. 20, 2009
Answer by Kat770 at 12:37 AM on Aug. 20, 2009
That's really awesome. I gave up with my 1st & didn't know relactation was possible way back then. I still kick myself. Since it hasn't been that long, it shouldn't be too difficult. Common sense as a long time nursing mother tells me that latching the baby as much as possible will give much better results that pumping only. Kellymom.com is a wonderful & very informative website. Search relactation there & good luck! Nursing your baby is really such a wonderful thing. It is trying at times, but it is so worth it. It is very comforting to know that you could loose everything you have, not have a dime to your name, living under a bridge & your baby would still be well fed.
Answer by carlye828 at 12:45 AM on Aug. 20, 2009
Answer by aeneva at 8:33 AM on Aug. 20, 2009