Re: Staying strong through the dark days...
I feel so my sympathy for you. Do you have a history of postpartum depression or premenstrual dysphoric disorder? (PMDD?) I ask because while many women have similar symptoms as you describe, I detect real agony and suffering in your post, and wonder if there is some deeper biochemical stuff going on. On the one hand, breaking it down to 12 days left is wise and strengthening, I'm sure. On the otherhand, I worry about you, and how much suffering those 12 days will bring you. Have you talked to your health care provider about this? Are there other symptoms of deperssion/anxiety that aren't related to breast feeding? I'm just asking because if you need help, you deserve it, for yourself and your child.
Hugs friend. I'm rooting for you.
DS Ethan 12/16/2008
Breast fed/pumped 11 months as a surgical resident, 80 hours a week at work
DS Abram Daniel 12/20/2012
Feel like we've gotten a strong start