I am breastfeeding my beautiful 10.5 month old.
She eats around the clock every 3 hours. Sometimes its even more frequent. She has 2 bottom teeth and doesnt act different when her teeth come in.
I am SO tired. Not only have i not slept longer than 3 hours for 10.5 months but at this point i feel like shes sucking the life out of me. She eats on avg. 1-2 jars of 2nd stage food a day, puffs, and some juice.
I had started to give her formula as I cannot produce enough milk. And this is why...
I weighed 145 lbs before pregnancy and now I am 105 and still losing. At first i loved the weight drop but now i feel as if im wastig away. My lowest weight as an adult was 118 and i was a crazy running machine.
I don want to stop breastfeeding but i feel as if im giving up my health for the breastmilk. I try to eat but im so tired and exhausted that it might not be enough. I canno call my local LLL leader because shes what i call a "lactivist.". She doesnt really listen to me...ive gone to meetings for 6 months now.
My doctor, who knows NOTHING about breastfeeding thinks theres something medically wrong with me and scared me with possible cancer, checked my thyroid, had a full bloodowrk up and a barrage of tests. Everything normal minus a small hernia.
I am under alot of stress because she makin me feel like im doomed to some never ending disease.
Im a stay at home mom, full time college student with a 10 month old and a 3 yr old. I also co-sleep and she has an adequate amount of wet and poopie diapers. She isnt a chunk but is taller than average and I use o e breqst per feeding.