Re: I feel like my baby hates me
Has he latched at all after bringing him back to the breast after the bottles? There could be a flow preference. Did you pump while he was being bottle fed? Could there be a supply issue? All of these things are very fixable.
If the above are not concerns, then he could just be doing what newborns do - being super fussy. You can try nursing while in motion - walking, rocking, bouncing while nursing can be very soothing. You can try taking him oustide or into the bath to nurse.
Your baby does not hate you! Mine would scream at the breast as a newborn too. It lasted about two weeks. I had to walk around the house carrying him in a sling or in my arms to get him calm enough to nurse that entire two weeks. I cried too. I felt rejected. But it passed, and we've continued to nurse to 18 months.
You can get through this. Take a breath. Put baby in a sling or stroller and take a walk around the block. Your baby loves you and needs you!
ETA: I agree with PPs that you should talk to someone about depression. You shouldn't have to be so sad!
Last edited by @llli*phi; May 22nd, 2012 at 03:30 PM.
K. Sophia - Mama to my little lactivore, the amazing Mr. X (11/10).