Re: Breastfeeding for 9 weeks now and about ready to give up
While things will get better, nursing is also a roller coaster. Everyone told ME it would get better at 12 weeks. Miraculously it did. 8 weeks - I remember it and it was rough. Of course there's no guarantee 12 weeks is a magic bullet. I mention the roller coaster because even when you're past that super challenging newborn stage you have lots of growth spurts and developmental milestones - which happen to also be distractions. And teething! I have to say, nursing is hard work! I suppose a bottle might appeal to some moms because a bottle can't bite, but there are still the changes in baby that make feeding challenging at times. All I can say is we're 10.5 months into our nursing relationship and I'm proud of every single day and the many to come.
1st time mom over 40 to Alex(andra) b: 7/14/12