First, I would like to say that I am ABSOLUTELY 100% pro breastfeeding. However, I have a question.
I had my son at 30Weeks. He was very small and we were in the nicu for two months. The hospital was 3 1/2 hours from where we live, so we stayed at the Ronald McDonald house the entire time. When we was born he couldn't be picked up, so I couldn't put him to the breast. So I pumped RELIGIOUSLY. I pumped according to his schedule and did everything I could to keep my supply up. About a week before we went home from the hospital, I started losing my supply due to stress and exhaustion. I didn't take any medication, I didn't do anything I wasn't supposed to. I did everything I possibly could, but about two Weeks after he came home I had to switch to formula because I completely lost my supply.
How do people still look down on me after I did everything I possibly could to breastfeed, but it just didn't work out. I know some people choose formula just because they want to (that's their choice), but that is definitely not the case for everyone. I would've loved to breastfeed him until two, but it just didn't work out.
P.s. I'm mobile, so sorry for any typo.
on Feb. 12, 2013 at 11:30 AM