So I am a first-time mother. I feel like I am always breastfeeding and don't have any time for myself, or anything else really. It is making me very frustrated and I feel like I'm on the brink of giving up: I guess what I'm asking for is some advice and support to help me through this.
My daughter was born on November 11th and is now 17 days old. We definitely had some issues getting started with this whole breastfeeding thing, and I had some doubts about my milk coming in, but now it's in and in full force! I was experiencing some engorgement two days ago, so I started pumping but I feel I may have overdone it: I ended up producung so much milk that I was never able to get her to latch on properly and when she did she seemed to be frustrated at the amount of milk she was getting. I have since stopped pumping.
Since yesterday, she's been feeding very often, once an hour for a stretch there. Last night she did pretty good with two feedings three hours apart, but still I can't shake the feeling that I'm nothing but a milk factory. Any help and support you all can give would be greatly appreciated.