My husband & I split up during my pregnancy, so I was a single Mom literally from day 1. He moved to California shortly after she was born and was never a help with her after we came home from the hospital. I'm living about 3,ooo miles away from any family at the moment so it was just me and baby. I was just aware that I wasn't eating as well as I needed to. I eventually stopped breast feeding at 3 wks and opted to use formula with baby. I really wanted to do it, but my breasts are rather large, and it was exhausting to pump and then feed... then adding in all of the stuff I needed to eat daily & remembering to take vitamins going through all of that, I figured it was just better for her to be on formula so I know she is getting her nutrients.
Now, I make sure I stick with DHA products and I only use Enfamil Lipil with DHA/ARA.
Anyone else been through this? I guess I am feeling guilty, even though its been several months
Asked by Anonymous at 4:04 PM on Jan. 8, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
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Don't feel guilty, but I want you to know for the future, should you have another child and want to nurse, that you don't need to eat anything special, or anything. Even if you don't eat healthy, your baby will not suffer. YOUR health might, but your baby will still receive the best. My breasts are more then rather large, and it IS difficult, and I had a LOT of support. You do what you can, and you learn as you live. May I ask why you were pumping? I'm assuming for work since you are a single mother. Don't feel bad. However, should you decide you DO want to nurse, you CAN start again, even after switching to formula. If you ARE interested in relactating, I can try to help, or point you in the right direction. I hope I don't seem pushy, I just want to make sure you have all the information that is available to you. Good luck to you and enjoy your little one!
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