Hi Ladies. I am new here and looking for support, because I don't have much of it elsewhere. You all seem like an amazing group!
My baby boy will be 4 months old in a few days. I have spent the last 4 weeks pumping and bottle feeding him due to his laziness and not willing to work for a let down. He would just scream and get so frustrated at my breast that we would both end up in tears. The guilt and extreme disappointment I am feeling over this situation is really getting to me. That combined with the fact that I am tired already of pumping is making me consider switching to formula completely. However, guilt has stopped that from happening so far.
Anyway, my question is can I teach my son to breastfeed again? Is it too late for us? If I can teach him, how? What do I do? I am at a loss and heartbroken over how our nursing relationship is just not what I envisioned or wanted, especially that this is quite possibly my last baby. Double sob...
Just a note, my first son is adopted and I was able to induce lactation and pump so he got breast milk for the first 6 weeks of his life. I got pregnant (IVF) and had my 2nd son at home in the water and he was a fantastic nurser for 6 months but then became a super biter and we had to stop. My 3rd baby due to circumstances beyond my control was born in the hospital (including an epidural..ugh ) and we have had a rocky nursing relationship.
Any help from you all would be much appreciated! Sorry this is so long!!