I have a 2 week old baby. I have been breastfeeding. This is my second child. I am miserable! I am carrying around DDD. Thats right! I am not a big woman. I got a breast infection and then started pumping to insure that I am completly emptying them so I don't get another infection. That is leaving me to pump every 3-5 hrs. I am exhausted from it.But I feel guilty. Mainly because of my mother inlaw. She breastfeed ALL 5 children for a year. Infact her last baby she had RA and was put on meds to so she could breastfeed not only was she in a ton of pain but gained 40lbs just so she could nurse her baby. I don't want to be judged and that is the only thing keeping me from quitting at this point. Any Advice or words of encouragement?Answer Question
Answer by Anonymous at 1:14 PM on Jan. 4, 2010
Answer by IGotLuckyInKy at 1:15 PM on Jan. 4, 2010
Answer by Gailll at 1:15 PM on Jan. 4, 2010
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Answer by admckenzie at 1:23 PM on Jan. 4, 2010
I agree with PP who stated you have an oversupply problem. I would contact an LC before making anything final. Your MIL's influence might be pushing you to quit more than you think. GL.
Answer by Farrahann at 1:27 PM on Jan. 4, 2010
Answer by Gailll at 1:33 PM on Jan. 4, 2010
Answer by LeanneC at 1:34 PM on Jan. 4, 2010
You seem like you want the ache to stop not to stop breastfeeding. You need HELP. Pumping is causing the oversupply. Baby at breast will help and the your breast will regulate supply and you wont be so engorged. Join the breastfeeding moms group at cafemom, find a local LLL, and also visit http://www.kellymom.com/
I gets better. Talk to women who have been through problems. You don't want to regret stopping when your problems are fixed...as many people find later. If you do decide to stop you have to do it properly or the hurt you are in now will seem like a walk in the park.
It isn't easy at first. My baby and I had latch issues and my nipples were in pain...but getting the problem fixed with help, having a plan of action, and sticking with it made all the difference,
Answer by amileegirl at 1:35 PM on Jan. 4, 2010