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
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23-04-2012 14:18 #1
FF to avoid PND
23-04-2012 14:24 #2Senior Member
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Congrats on your pregnancy
I'm not in the same situation as you as I've only had one child, but I also had lots of trouble with bf and I think that contributed to my PND. I had my heart set on bf and struggled with the whole concept of it not working. When I started full ff I felt a lot better, though I still felt guilty pangs for a while.
It has been something I've thought about when considering another bub. I guess I'll give it a go with bf with a second baby, but I'm hoping I'll be more accepting and less of an emotional train wreck if I'm unable to do it. Are you able to see a lactation consultant beforehand? I've got a friend who did that with her second bub (after struggling to bf with her first) and she had lots of success the second time around.
23-04-2012 14:36 #3
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