Re: This is nuts...
dear laura 10,
You have come to the right website to express your frustrations! you deserve a lot of support for deciding to do something new and different. mothering a breastfed baby is a new task for you even though you are a pro at mothering! It takes a special kind of bravery to do things so radically different.
i hope you will be able to meet up with other breastfeeding mothers
and swap ideas and tips on how to make it all work out.
Breastfed babies nurse every 2-3 hours, breastfed babies ingest about 2-3 ounces per feed,
if a baby can not latch then breastfeeding moms express every 2-3 hours to stimulate a plentiful milk supply. breasts should not be overly filled with milk for extended periods of time b/c that signals the body to slow down production.
I also needed my own private time out when the baby's crying exhausted me.
i put my lo in her crib and went into the kitchen to have a good crying jag of my own. I felt better afterwards.
DD#1 July 1986 VB
DD#2 April 1988 c/sec
DS#3 April 1990 VBAC
DS#4 June 1993 VB
DD#5 April 2001 c/sec
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