** For those that want to call me a loser and say Im raping your wallets, yadda yadda yadda, heres what I have to say to you - Im not a loser for getting help for my family. My husband works 60+ hours a week, he pays his taxes just as well as everyone else. I had a job while pregnant, but I was put on bedrest so i was unable to keep my job. I still have a part time seasonal job that I have had for 12 years. When Im ready to return, i will. Ive worked no less then two jobs at a time to support my self. I've paid my taxes like everyone other working American. Im NOT sorry that im not in a rush to ship my 12 day old son off to a daycare that we are ultimately unable to afford and have a stranger raise my son. It seems pointless to me to work only to make enough to pay for daycare. I would rather spend time getting to know and bonding with my newborn in these early weeks of his life.
Im not abusing the system, im not living off the government. Theres programs such as Wic to help familys for a reason, and im happy and grateful to have that help.
As for breast feeding. In the hospital i worked with the lactation consultants for the entire 4 days we was there. My son wouldn't latch for anything. Im STILL trying at home to get him to latch. Im also pumping, but it isnt nearly enough to feed my son. His pediatrician told me to supplement with formula. I have been taking fenugreek, but its still not uping my supply. I already feel horrible for not being able to provide milk for my son, so the comments from the "holier than tho moms" aren't necessary about me giving my son formula. But thanks for the concern :)
Also at his weight check this AM he has gained back all his birth weight plus 5 oz. :) formula very well may have saved my sons life :-D and i couldn't be happier.