Take it day by day and things will start getting easier. When your LO is so young it feels like all you do is feed them and thats it but the older they get the more they do (little smiles etc) and it really helps
Didn't want to read and run - you're not alone in going through this and thinking those exact thoughts. It's tough but you know deep down how you would feel if you switched, and whether it is worth persevering through your troubles at the moment xx
I feel exactly the same hun - my little one is 2 weeks old and so far I reallly havent enjoyed BF. Its tiring and painful and so many times I feel like crying as im the only one who can feed - it feels like such a tie. I feel so guilty for feeling this way and I dont know how much longer I can do it for.
I have been giving a one formula feed at 5 ish to give me a couple of hours to spend time doing tea / playing with my toddler while my hubby feeds her, it works for me and i don't mind giving a bit of formula if it means we are all happier. Do what you feel is best, you have to be happy with your choice x
ive been doing the same as bambino! but usually 2 or sometimes 3 bottle feeds a day, i try to breastfeed as much as i can , its still early days(baby rania is not even 3 weeks yet) and i am still thinking of giving up but taking one day at a time, when i think i cant give a feed myself i give her the bottle,im glad she takes it just as well as the breast.you really do have to take care of yourself, healthy mom equals healthy baby.....which is what i have to keep telling myself as i feel realllly guilty aswell when giving her the formula but i cant help it, cluster feeding nowadays is tough mentally physically and emotionally for the most of it, im like crying half the day on small things cuz my hormones are so out of whack!
Thanks everyone for your support and advice. I feel a lot better about it after reading your responses and I think I'll take your advice and set myself a goal of getting to 6 weeks and reassess how it is then.
And thanks Ashley, I'd never heard of dysphoric milk ejection reflex but I'll look it up.
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