Re: Help, almost 3 weeks and ready to give up
Originally Posted by @llli*joe.s.mom
That is so, so, so true. I wanted to give up so badly early on, and I had to ask myself this in between every. single. feeding. - when I look back on this short time in our lives, will I regret being miserable for a few weeks or regret giving up on providing my baby with the best possible nutrition? For me, the answer was clear and eventually things did get better and I have never once looked back and regretted those several weeks of misery. I see it as one of the most worthwhile things I've ever done. And eventually it did become about bonding in addition to nutrition, but that took quite a while.
I do think you need to try to get out of the house. Nursing in a sling/carrier makes getting out super simple, pumping a bottle of milk until you are more comfortable with NIP (that can take some time too, so no worries about that) is a good alternative, and I think Rakoonz suggestion to just do some quick things right outside the house is a good one too when you can't get away for longer times. Everyone needs to get outside sometimes, and being able to do that might help you feel better about sticking it out for a few more weeks.
K. Sophia - Mama to my little lactivore, the amazing Mr. X (11/10).