Re: Tired of breastfeeding/husband issues
I'm sorry your DH demonstrated such a lack of understanding. Being a mommy is a LOT more that breastfeeding, and you're not staying home "just" so that you can breastfeed. I have to say that if he wanted to convince you to continue on, he chose a pretty poor tactic. Instead of building you up and telling you that you're doing something amazing and self-sacrificing and being a good mommy on top of being a student, he decided to lay a guilt trip on you about what you're not doing and to devalue the work that you are doing. Marriage counselor says: poor decision!
I don't think we need to sell you on the benefits of breastfeeding. You must already have a pretty good idea of what they are, or you wouldn't have struggled through the rough beginning parts of nursing. But we can be your cheerleaders, and you can come here to vent when the sleeplessness and the demand and the stress of tests and pants not fitting is getting you down. I will say that for me, 6 months is one of the hardest passages in the nursing journey, because the baby is taking the maximum amount of time and breastmilk and energy and attention from you and you cannot yet pass him off to dad and say "here, give him some cheerios". I also think that babies sense very keenly when their moms are feeling like they want to escape a little, and babies being babies they respond to that not by giving you your space, but by increasing their level of need.
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!"