Re: Tired of breastfeeding/husband issues
Mama, you aren't going to find a lot of support here for your decision to quit nursing. But if you are going to continue, you will find a lot of advice and support with dealing with those feelings of frustration. Can you tell us more about what is bothering you about nursing? Maybe we can help you find ways to feel better about it.
Maybe your husband wants you to continue because he knows that nursing its what's best for your baby and for your long term health. Maybe he realizes that while it can be frustrating and draining, this is a very short period of time in the grand scheme of things and it will be gone before you know it. Maybe he recognizes that after working so hard and doing such a great job to establish a good nursing relationship, it would be too bad to quit now, when things are going better and starting to get easier. rmula definitely is more expensive, he's right about that. It's also a lot more work washing bottles, sterilizing nipples, mixing, getting up in the middle of the night to make bottles, remembering to take all your supplies with you every time you leave the house, making sure there is safe water to mix with wherever you want to go. Believe me, as a mother who has done both- nursing is a million times easier.
Of course it's your decision, no one is arguing about that. But it's one you should make while keeping in mind the best interests of your baby as well as yourself.
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