I hated it the first 8 weeks. I couldn't get it to stop hurting no matter what position I tried, tongue tie getting snipped, etc.. He fed every two hours and it all just felt exhausting and relentless. Every day I said I'd quit but like you just kept going. I'd say I'm just going finish the week, make it to three months, etc.. Then around 8 weeks it just got a lot easier. I still find it hard sometimes, like during growth spurts, but for me, I think formula feeding would be harder. At least right now when he wakes to eat I just pop him on and we're both back to sleep within 20 mins. If I had to get a bottle ready in the middle of the night I think it'd be such a pain.
Do what's best for you though, if you want to stop then do--it's f*cking hard sometimes!
Is the bednest still helping?
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PS: have you tried the vertical position to help her cope with your flow?
Also I've just read all the posts--go easy on yourself, it's only been four weeks, your body's still working it's way back to normal.
I thought about mix-feeding as well but could just never be bothered in the end. As hard as it was breastfeeding, I felt really daunted by trying to figure out how to mix-feed.
10-08-2014 16:45 #33
The breast feeding hormones are telling you to keep going. Once you push past that and stop you think so much clearer and think "now why was that so hard".
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