I was not able to breastfeed my son, I tried everything under the son, went thru La Leche, went to the clinic in town and everything other kind of "help" I could find, but nothing worked for us. He screamed bloody murder everytime I'd put him up to me, and I didn't produce but an once a day combined when pumping several times a day. So the clinic's last resort was to feed him formula thru a tube and plastic nipple that went over my own, and still the same results. I could see it was stressing him out and was making me stressed as well - not to mention somewhat of a failure - so I just gave up and went to the formula in a bottle. Now that I'm about to have my second child, I've been asked several times about what I'm going to do with this one - and honestly I don't know. It kinda stresses me out just thinking about going thru all that again. So I'm at a loss on this issue - does anyone have any suggestions or things that helped them or even opinions on the subject?
on Mar. 22, 2007 at 11:32 PM