It gets much easier after 6 months or so when they start eating more solids and can go much longer between feeds if need be. By that age, if I wanted to go out for lunch with some girlfriends and was going to be out when they were due a feed, they could wait an extra hour or two and be tided over by some solids mixed with ebf, or a bottle if they will take one (neither of mine did!)
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20-10-2013 19:40 #11
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20-10-2013 19:43 #12
But in your case... And to put a bit of a positive spin on my otherwise extremely negative response...
It gets easier. They get more efficient feeders. It's actually a lot more convenient when your going out as you don't have to remember to pack bottles, formula etc... All you need is yourself. When they pass out in a milk induced coma it's really satisfying and gorgeous.
20-10-2013 19:44 #13Senior Member
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I didn't enjoy it at all -- the first three months were REALLY HARD. & I never found it a "bonding" experience for us that so many find. But I was determined to BF, so I pushed through.
It got easier over time, & I then enjoyed the convenience of breast feeding -- but the act of feeding itself I didn't ever really enjoy. I was secretly glad when my DS self weaned at 17 months!
20-10-2013 19:48 #14
I loved bf. I personally felt it such a special time I was just so grateful I had no problems right up until when dd weaned herself at almost 19mths due to another pregnancy.
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20-10-2013 19:53 #15
That's a thought provoking question for me. I fed DD until 16mths and am currently feeding DS at 11mths. Overall, yes I love breastfeeding.....but there have been many times I haven't enjoyed it. Especially with DS - even now at 11mths we have breastfeeding issues (I am prone to cracked, painful nipples this time around). But when I think about the overall time I have spent breastfeeding, I have loved it despite the challenges.
20-10-2013 19:56 #16Senior Member
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Some days I love it, some days I loathe it but it's important to me, so we continue. I will have to wean DS2 soon for health reasons and that will be bittersweet.
20-10-2013 19:56 #17
I love bf but struggled with it in the first 3 months. Among my supply probs and bad latch for the first few weeks, she fed an hour at a time.
After that, it got so much better. I dot have any plans to wean. DD is 13 months. That said, it's not all sunshine and roses. Sometimes I feel touched out, sometimes I want to take cold and flu tabs, sometimes I want to wear a non boob accessible outfit. But generally, I still love bf- the bond, the nutrition, the convenience
20-10-2013 20:06 #18
I am exactly the same as @BigRedV breastfeeding is extremely easy for me, but by 12 months I want me body back. I do love it when they're little but once they're on solids I have been known to inwardly dry retch when they want a feed and they've got a mouth full of mush
With DS I mixed fed in the evenings as my milk supply was erratic and tbh I didn't find bottles much easier at all. Still same amount of time to feed (but I guess someone else could do it).
20-10-2013 20:09 #19
Love it and love the excuse to be lazy and snuggle in bed
20-10-2013 20:11 #20
I didn't really always like breastfeeding DD, it felt like a chore (awful to say I know). Some days I didn't mind it, others I felt like I didn't want to do it.
I stuck with it though because i wasn't having physical issues with it.
My second Bub I'm loving breastfeeding! Not sure what it is that's different this time. Maybe I'm just more experienced or am trying to enjoy everything because I now know how quick the baby stage is.
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