Today, 10:20 AM
You are confident you have done what you could, and that this is the best decision for you family. So if you are still feeling devastated by a decision you believe in, perhaps it is the way you are looking at your decision that is the problem.
But you are not giving up breastfeeding. Your plan, if I understand it, is to pump and give your baby your expressed milk in a bottle and to supplement with formula as needed. This is still breastfeeding, as some of your child's food comes from the breast. You do not know when or even if pumping will become totally unsustainable, but if/when it does, you can deal with that then. Your child is 3 months old, and, assuming she shows signs of readiness, can start being introduced to solids in two or three months. So the time of exclusive nursing is limited anyway.
I am not asking anything, I did review your threads. but I will also say that if you ever wish to nurse or your baby does, ever, wish to nurse, there is no reason to not do that. I mean, if you are mourning the loss of nursing at the breast, it might help to understand that things need not be all or nothing. If you wish and if circumstances allow, you may nurse again- whether it be one time or more. Please understand I am not saying DO that, you are ready to stop trying to nurse at the breast, and I am not questioning that. I am saying that just because you have made the decision to stop nursing at the breast need not mean there is some rule that you must never ever...