Re: Just about ready to quit and ff
Mama, you have received some wonderful advice from the PPs. I just want to add that it's pretty normal for breastfeeding a newborn to be frustrating, and for moms to really not enjoy it. I think a lot of women head into motherhood with really rosy expectations of how breastfeeding is going to be this beautiful bonding experience, and they are emotionally crushed if their breastfeeding dreams turn sour. But trust me, even if you're in the nightmare stage right now, it will get better. I had an awful time nursing my first (low supply, formula supplements, endless pumping, herbs, drugs, tears, and oh yeah, did I mention the deeply cracked nipples? ), but we bonded just fine and I am so glad I stuck it out and kept on nursing her, because by the time I made it to my one year goal there was no way I was ready to stop. Invest the time and emotional and physical energy now, mama. The payoff is going to be huge!
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"