When my son was first born, I was *dedicated* to breastfeeding, but I had overactive letdown, and after two months of explosive diapers, expressing breastmilk constantly, having him feed round the clock every three hours, I started to use formula. I felt so guilty about this at the time. I cried and cried! I cried into my shrimp scampi at a Christmas Eve dinner, people!
Years later, he's 8 now, I don't feel it so much. In fact, I don't feel guilty about much.
Is there anything that you feel guilty about as a mother? Do you think you should or shouldn't and why not?
When I found out was preggers I was on a narcotic for a neuro/muscular disorder that was very painful. I immediately stopped the meds and went into withdrawals. It was so hard but I know how much harder it would be on my baby. I went to the pain Dr and he informed me that the withdrawals of this certain narcotic would surely make me miscarry. I had no choice I had to stay on a lower dose of narcotic all through my pregnancy. My baby boy was born struggling with withdrawals. I will never forget the look on the NICU nurses face. She thought I was heroin addict because of the type of drug I was on.....I have never felt judgement like that.
I dont feel as guilty as I did.But it is a memory that goes along with all the others of the day I had my boy.
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