I am now 18 weeks pregnant with bub #2 due in September. With DS I was diagnosed with PND when DS was about 10 weeks old and was prescribed Effexor XR (not currently taking). I was never able to get DS to attach as I have been "blessed" with flat nipples. I also had an emergency c section. I expressed every feed for DS for about 8 weeks, ended up with mastitis twice. Now with this bub I feel as though I want to avoid all of that this time and start bottle feeding straight away.
I know breast is best but I also would like to keep my own sanity this time and not end up a complete emotional mess. With DS it just felt horrible to be expressing all the time it just felt like a vicious cycle. Can anyone offer any advice please? Or if anyone has been in a similar situation what did you do? Thank you