Re: Breastfeeding and sanity
Welcome to the forum and congrats on making it to 5 months with nursing! If you have made it this far, and made it through the 4 month terror stage, you can achieve any breastfeeding goal you want.
Pre-baby, were you the kind of person who thrived on set schedules/routines? Did you get antsy when you missed your workout or the sheets didn't get changed on your preferred day? Were you happiest when you got into bed at more or less the same time every night? If you were that sort of person, then it's very understandable that the presence of a baby in your life has thrown you for a big loop. Babies love to throw monkey wrenches into our best laid plans. When my first baby was small, I found it extremely hard to constantly adjust my beloved schedule to fit her needs. With my second baby, I was a lot more laid back. So what if the sheets didn't get changed on Friday- no-one ever died from one-day-dirtier sheets! I had also learned some techniques for making my routine flex. I couldn't get to the gym, but I could tuck the baby into her sling and go for a vigrorous walk. I couldn't get her to sleep through the night, but I could co-sleep and turn the clock to the wall so I wasn't as tormented by all the wake-ups. I couldn't do a once-a-week huge cleaning of the house, but I could incorporate one major cleaning task into my day, so that the house stayed clean overall. I couldn't make some of my clothes fit, so I threw them out and bought new ones- because my day improved when I didn't feel self-disgust when I strained the buttons on a formerly favorite top.
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!"